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- Eldora: With many of the big boys opening in the past few weeks, snow-hungry skiers and riders have been flocking to the larger resorts like crackheads to powder. Not to be overlooked, Eldora's opening Saturday with a solid 24 inch machine-made base and expects to have four runs and four lifts operating. For those who dig $49 lift tickets, avoiding massive lines and skipping the I-70 drive, Eldora is the place to be this weekend.
Vail: It's Vail. It's opening (albeit with limited terrain). Need we say more? Yes? How about opening day festivities that include music, giveaways and Vail's first Snuggie Pub Crawl presented by Bud Light tonight, not to mention the general good vibes that surround any opening weekend festivities at such a large resort.
Golden Triangle District, Denver This weekend you can watch the region's best pro and amateur snowboarders ride a sick ramp in the heart of downtown on Saturday in the first annual Denver Backyard Bang Rail Jam presented by Salomon Snowboards and the Art Institute of Colorado. Not to mention that the entire Salomon Pro Team will be on hand and there will be plenty of demos, giveaways, music, food, drink, and custom snowboard art. Oh yeah, and it's FREE. Event starts at 11 a.m.