Alright you Powderhounds - the wait is OVER!!!

Starting this morning at 9:00am Loveland Ski Area will be the first

ski area in North America to open for the 2009-2010 ski season.

This is the earliest opening day at Loveland Ski Area in 40 years - and

we couldn't be more excited. For the first turns of the season, skiers

and snowboarders will have access to a top-to-bottom run consisting of

1,000 vertical feet via Chair 1. The trails Catwalk, Mambo and Homerun

make up this opening day run which is over a mile in length. When this

news came in to the Ski Country office's yesterday an 'Emergency

Half-Day' was declared so everyone could go home and tune up their gear

for the first turns of the season. Call in sick, take a personal day,

or just play hooky - but whatever you do just get up to Loveland and

revel in the fact that Winter has officially arrived!