Front Rangers can rejoice! Arapahoe Basin Ski Area has opened the white ribbon of death for 2021. For those that don’t know, the white ribbon of death is a term given to a ski run made mostly of man made snow and concentrated to a single run in an effort to get the resort open before any other operation. Oftentimes the surrounding terrain will be devoid of snow but being the first to provide turns for the avid skiers and snowboarders has considerable bragging rights. We can see the allure but as powder snobs, not enough to pull us out of the water. There is still a lot of fishing to get done this year and we are entering prime streamer time. Colorado, sorry we won’t be visiting until powder season is in full force but we still have some guide and cottage availability over the next couple months while we let the snowpack mature. Besides, it’ll probably take less time to drive to Grey Reef than it will to get to the summit of I70. All kidding aside, we are on the cusp of the meaty part of the BWO hatch and the streamer program is starting like clockwork. Cheap trips, lodging and cottage/fishing packages start on Nov 15 and end March 14 2022. visit the rates page for details and let’s make a toast to a robust and stable snowpack this year. Cheers!