It's 82 F outside, and it's almost ski season.
At least, that's the word from Copper Mountain. The ski resort — which is currently 58 F, certainly better fall and winter weather than Boulder — has announced that it's begun making snow for the 2012-2013 skiing and snowboarding season.
And season pass holders at Copper can get started before the official opening date of Nov. 2. The U.S. Speed Center, an early-season full-length race, is holding the VIP Preview Contest at Copper. Season ticket holders can enter on Facebook to win lift tickets before the season even opens.
See Copper Mountain's website for more.