After a terrible winter last year we can only hope that this year it gets better out west. The signs aren't all that great for this year either but finally some good news! Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will open for the 2015-16 season on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015. Ticket, season pass and rental facilities will open at 8:00 a.m. The Black Mountain Express lift will open at 9:00 a.m.

Loveland will also open and Lift 1 will run from 9:00am until 4:00pm on Thursday and will provide skiers and riders with access to one top-to-bottom run covered from tree-to-tree with an 18 inch base. The trails Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run make up this Opening Day run which is over a mile long and nearly 1,000 vertical feet.

It probably won't look quite like this at A-Bay but opening days are always a blast. Check this video from a couple of years back and if you're in the area, skip school, call in sick or tell the wife you're having an affair. Make sure you get there though, winter is here.