We drove by Loveland over the weekend and saw a few snow patches that they are starting to build, thanks to their snowguns. Then, it started pounding rain and hail that eventually turned into snow over Rabbit Ears Pass into Steamboat. There was a fresh coat of white everywhere. At Mt. Daly in Snowmass, the mountain was covered by a recent storm. Snowmass plans to open on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. The big news at Snowmass is the new Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center, which is a "basecamp for all things family," and the centerpiece for kids programming in the Aspen/Snowmass area. The Treehouse is scheduled to open in November, all 25,000 square feet. I'll be there and send a full report. Snowmass is the second largest ski area in the country. 36 Disneylands could fit within the ski-area boundaries.