DENVER
10/07/2011 03:27 pm ET | Updated Dec 07, 2011

Wolf Creek Ski Area Opens For The Season With 36 Inch Base

Arapahoe Basin may have won the contest for being open the longest last season (July 4th was closing day), but there has to be some credit in opening first, right?

The title for first resort open this year goes to . . . Wolf Creek Ski Area, which opens tomorrow. The resort has an impressive 36" base. A $33 opening-weekend ticket will allow access to 600 acres and three lifts. Seniors and children can purchase tickets for an incredibly wallet-friendly $19.

Wolf Creek is a high alpine ski resort, sitting over 10,000 feet above sea level and approximately 70 miles from Durango.

According to VailDaily, Loveland was the first ski area open last year -- on October 24.

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area turned on its snow guns on Thursday afternoon but hasn't opened yet, according to 7News. The resort currently has an "Early October" opening date.

Jefferson County, Boulder, Nederland, and Larimer are all under a winter weather advisory from Friday through Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service and 9News. Rain in Denver could also transition into wet snow throughout the weekend.

Powderhounds may rejoice this year as some forecasters are predicting a "double dip la Nina." The Durango Telegraph explains that La Nina, which brought record snowfall to Colorado last winter, occurs in back-to-back years about 50 percent of the time.

This year looks like a repeat, and while no two La Nina's are the same, Colorado resorts certainly wouldn't mind.