Say what you want about opening day, there is no denying it's exciting when resorts start opening. The first day back might not be the best riding in the world, but it can certainly be a fun time. Everyone knows the race to open is basically between two resorts: Loveland and Arapahoe Basin. Besides Wolf Creek's October 8th opening day in 2011, it's been these two that have fought for the title of First Resort Open in Colorado. Here's a look back at the past 10 years of the race to open.
ARAPAHOE BASIN OPENING DATE
LOVELAND OPENING DATE
Looking at the meticulously mined data, you can see that Arapahoe Basin has a slight advantage, opening first 5 out of the last 10 years. Loveland has opened first 4 times and the two resorts opened the same day in 2008. Who is your money on this year?