Nov. 2 is the first day for Copper and Wolf Creek. Copper Mountain will celebrate with its early season festival called Lift Off. It's the third year in a row for the party, which features live music, après parties, ski and snowboard movies, and an early-season demo center. Wolf Creek in southern Colorado is also scheduled to open Nov. 2. It sits at 10,300 feet in altitude at the base and 11,900 feet at the summit.