Summit County Colorado was in quite a tizzy this weekend as Keystone announced Friday afternoon that they’d be open for skiing Saturday. Word made its way up the hill to our friends at Arapahoe Basin, who said, ok — we’ll open today! Thus keeping their first-to-open streak going. Over the divide at Loveland they’re playing catch up, but we expect that they will have the most open terrain when they do join the fray. Guns are on at both Valley and Basin…other news from Colorado Ski Country, The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo is coming up Oct. 25-27 at the Colorado Convention Center…Southern California looking to get in on the fun, temps dropped enough that Mountain High Resort was able to test their system this weekend, reporting “All systems go! We made snow from the base of West all the way up to Lower Chisolm, putting down several inches before temperatures warmed up. This was just a test but the real thing is days away…” Always glad to hear stuff like that…moving to the middle, and then move up, leaf peepers at Lutsen Mountains MN got a little more than they bargained for on Saturday when they woke up to about a foot of fresh snow. Not anything to open on but we hear that there were a few earning turns…fallout continues in Southern Vermont where the former Haystack Resort Hermitage Club fiasco remains embroiled in bankruptcy proceedings; latest word is that a new suitor is looking to buy some of the snowmaking equipment. Any guesses? New England skiers need to learn this name quickly: Vail Resorts Inc.