Opening day awesomeness at Wolf Creek, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland Ski Area

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Photo by Dustin Schaefer, courtesy Loveland Ski Area
Lauren Weibert saw a rainbow on opening day at Loveland
The season of winter stoke is upon us: Wolf Creek, Arapahoe Basin, and Loveland Ski Area were all open over the weekend and, this being the 21st century, we found some sweet video coverage -- including wild remote-control helicopter footage from A-Basin -- for you to wistfully watch on this Monday. And as you check out the video clips (after the jump), take heart in the knowledge that it's snowing like crazy right now at just about every ski area in Colorado.

On Thursday Arapahoe Basin became the first ski area in Colorado to officially open for the 2011/2012 season, and opening day visitors included one tiny helicopter. We're loving this flyby view of opening day, shot by Michael Hagadorn:

Skiing Magazine also made it to opening day at A-Bay, getting some face time with CEO Alan Henceroth:

The A.D.D. Productions snowboard crew hit up opening day at Loveland on Friday for this installment of its Shred Everyday TV series:

Dustin Schaefer and the Loveland PR crew offer this opening day clip as proof that it's more than just the dreaded "white ribbon of death" (not to mention they got 6 inches last night):

And the crew at Never Summer Industries took advantage of 36 inches of fresh pow to kick off the Denver-based snowboard company's 20th anniversary season on opening day at Wolf Creek last week, where weekend operations are in effect while it lasts:

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