Predicting Colorado weather, especially this far in advance ⁠— no easy task. But, sometimes it's fun to pretend we can see what's coming.

On The Snow has predicted opening (and even closing) dates for Colorado ski resorts for the 2019 - 2020 season.

Arapahoe Basin was open for 230 days last year, and is projected to be open for slightly longer this coming season. On The Snow predicts A-Basin will open October 19, 2019, and remain open until July. In 2018, A-Basin had an October opening as well despite a dry, warm fall.

Just next door to A-Basin is Loveland, sometimes engaging in a little who-can-open-first competition. If On The Snow is correct, A-Basin will beat Loveland by one day, with a projected October 20, 2019 opening.

Keystone, Winter Park, and Copper Mountain are expected to open mid-November this year, and Breckenridge has a tentative opening of November 8, 2019, on its website.

Off the beaten I-70 path, Eldora is expected to also open on November 7, 2019, and remain open through April. On The Snow predicts Echo Mountain won't open until December.

To see the predicted opening dates for all Colorado ski areas, check out On The Snow.