Loveland Ski Area plans to open for the season Sunday, the second year in a row it's the first Colorado resort to start its lifts.
In 2009, Loveland opened on Oct. 7. Business operations director Rob Goodell says warm weather delayed the start this year.
A mile-long top-to-bottom run, covering 1,000 vertical feet will be open Sunday, and the resort plans to be open seven days a week.
Sunday River in Maine opened for the season Friday but wasn't planning to be open on weekdays yet. Timberline Lodge and Ski Area in Oregon started its season Oct. 1 but lifts are running only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October, weather permitting.