Ski and snowboard season is almost here. With the increased precipitation, some parts of the mountains have already seen a couple of inches, and we could see record breaking early openings this year. Here is a list of the dates the resorts will start allowing you to ride the chairs and make some turns.

Loveland Ski Area - Opening day not yet set**

Paul's Prediction - Oct. 11, 2013*

Arapahoe Basin - Opened Oct. 13, 2013**

Paul's Prediction - Oct. 14, 2013*

My prediction was wrong, as Arapahoe Basin became the first resort in Colorado to open in 2013.

Copper Mountain - Friday, November 1, 2013

Keystone Resort - Friday, November 1, 2013

Breckenridge Resort - Friday, November 8, 2013

Vail Resort - Friday, November 22, 2013

Steamboat Resort - Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Beaver Creek - Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Aspen Mountain - Thursday, November 28, 2013

Snowmass - Thursday, November 28, 2013

Aspen Highlands - Saturday, December 14, 2013

Buttemilk - Saturday December 14, 2013

Crested Butte - Wednesday, November 27, 2013

*Paul's Predictions are exactly that--a prediction. Please check back for official opening dates or contact the resort for official information.

**I was obviously wrong on these, but I wanted to leave my original predictions up there. :)