Still hoping for the right combination of weather, snow-making and a little luck, Loveland ski area is holding out hope it can join Arapahoe Basin this weekend and hang the "Open for Business" sign.

A-Basin opened the ski season Wednesday, and folks at Loveland, which typically battles with A-Basin to be the first to open each season, are wanting to join the fun.

As of Thursday afternoon, Loveland marketing director John Sellers said they had the "snow guns still going" and hope to open this weekend, maybe Sunday. If they do, the resort will send out the word via social media Saturday.

If Loveland doesn't happen this weekend, Sellers said he is "very confident we'll open in the next seven days."

On his blog ( Thursday, Arapahoe Basin executive Alan Henceroth said the resort's snowmaking focus is shifting.

"Starting (Thursday night), all of the snowmaking energy will be focused on Ramrod and the base area," Henceroth posted. "Our next major goal is to have two trails accessible from Black Mountain Express.

"Once Ramrod is open, we will move our focus to Dercum's Gulch and Lenawee Face opening the Lenawee Mountain Chairlift."

Here's hoping the rest of the state's resorts can be up and going soon.