Colorado Ski Season Opens at A-Basin

Highest resort in the state takes advantage of recent storms

Oct 17, 2014
Outside Magazine

Arapahoe Basin began snowmaking on October 2, and received an extra foot of snow in the past few weeks.    MRaust/Thinkstock

On Friday, Arapahoe Basin became the first Colorado ski resort to open this season, according to the Denver Post. The ski area was running its Black Mountain Express chairlift to midmountain, and the intermediate High Noon run was open with an 18-inch base.

A-Basin, the highest ski area in Colorado, is typically among the first to open. The area benefited from about a foot of natural snow in the past few weeks, along with conditions that were “outstanding for snowmaking,” since maintenance crews began making snow earlier this month, according to chief operating officer Alan Henceroth.

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