Check out this article published in Summit Daily:
KEYSTONE RESORT — On Oct. 11, Keystone Resort became the first ski area in North America to announce it would open for the season the following day. Two hours later, in a surprise move, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area officials announced they would open the ski area that afternoon. As the news broke, skiers scrambled for first chair.
That was Keystone Resort General Manager Jody Churich’s third day at work.
Despite the chaos, Churich said opening day was amazing.
“I mean, the team here is absolutely so experienced and so in love with what they do and with Keystone,” Churich said. “People here love what they do and are passionate about snowsports, and it’s just been an amazing environment.”