Sorry, Keystone. You almost had 'em. As we were just about to share that Keystone would be the first ski resort to open, in true A-Basin fashion, well, it had to win the #racetoopen.

Typically, the annual rivalry is between Arapahoe Basin and its next-door neighbor, Loveland Ski Area, so we were a little surprised to hear that Keystone would fire up the lifts ahead of every other resort this year — and not just in Colorado, but in all of North America, Denver7 reported.

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However, at around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 11, A-Basin posted on Instagram that it would open from 3:30 pm. to 5:30 p.m., sliding right ahead of Keystone like an avalanche.

Keystone will open Saturday, October 12.