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Loveland 1st to open for Colo. ski season Sunday

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October 23, 2010 02:08 PM EST | AP


GEORGETOWN, Colo. — 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.