Loveland opens on Friday. Here’s what we know about Colorado’s ski season ahead

A week of 70-degree weather in Denver hasn’t put the damper on an early ski season.

Sweet corduroy snow ahead of Loveland Ski Area's 2017 opening. (Courtesy Loveland Ski Area)
Sweet corduroy snow ahead of Loveland Ski Area’s 2017 opening. (Courtesy Loveland Ski Area)

A week of 70-degree weather in Denver hasn’t put the damper on an early ski season. Loveland Ski Area plans to open for the season this Friday, Oct. 20.

A dump of snow early in October helped Araphoe Basin and Loveland get ahead. Loveland will open with one lift (Lift 1, to be specific) and one top-to-bottom run. They’re promising an 18-inch base and tree-to-tree coverage.


LoDo Oskar Blues Grill and Brew will open next month in old Crocs Mexican restaurant spot

Oskar Blues Fooderies is expanding its beery empire again, signing a 10-year lease at 1630 Market St. in downtown Denver.

The site of a new Oscar Blues eatery on Market Street just off the 16th Street Mall, Oct. 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; development; restaurant; food; downtown;
The site of a new Oscar Blues eatery on Market Street just off the 16th Street Mall, Oct. 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Oskar Blues Fooderies is expanding its beery empire again, signing a 10-year lease at 1630 Market St. in downtown Denver.

An Oskar Blues Grill and Brew will open in November inside the historic, 10,636-square-foot and two-story structure right across the street from the former Market Street Station lot that will soon be occupied by micro apartments, offices and retail space.