im in texas til next tuesday so i have no way of checking, but the overnight lows in the forecast are starting to get well into the snowmaking range (first snow tuesday morning in vail???) and while i dont think theyre actually going to start blowing for at least another week or so, i bet you anything theyre going to be starting to move hoses and blowers around, so they might close the road for that pretty damn soon
but i honestly wouldnt really even bother with it, real snow is going to be coming down pretty soon, start getting your yard jibs sorted out...
"Just ahead, over the rolling wheatfields all golden beneath the distant snows of Estes, I'd be seeing old Denver at last. I pictured myself in a Denver bar that night, with all the gang, and in their eyes I would be strange and ragged like the Prophet who has walked across the land to bring the dark Word, and the only Word I had was 'Wow!'"