Colorado Ski Season Starts at Arapahoe Basin

Thanks to two feet of natural snowfall in the month of October and an incredible start to snowmaking, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area was able to open its High Noon run to several thousand excited skiers and snowboarders today, Friday, October 13, 2017. The earliest recorded opening was was October 9, 2009.

The Black Mountain Express lift started turning at 9:00 a.m. and will run seven days a week into June, when the ski area is slated to close.

Founded in 1946, Arapahoe Basin boasts the longest ski season in Colorado and one of the earliest opening dates in North America. Snowmakers have already begun work on the next trail to open, Ramrod, and everyone is doing their snow dances in hopes that Mother Nature will bring the powder. A-Basin mountain operations will continue to make snow as weather permits with the goal of opening additional terrain.

“Mother Nature has been kind to the Basin,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin Chief Operating Officer. “It’s exciting to kick off the ski season earlier than usual, and welcome winter back to Colorado.”

Located high on the Continental Divide, A-Basin is known for legendary terrain and breathtaking views. It’s also an authentic Colorado ski experience with a unique culture and vibe. Visit www.arapahoebasin.com for more information.

Photo Credit: Dave Camara/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Here’s the list of scheduled opening dates for the rest of CSCUSA member resorts:

Arapahoe Basin: October 13, 2017 – Early June 2018
Aspen Highlands December 9, 2017 – April 8, 2018
Aspen Mountain November 23, 2017 – April 15, 2018
Buttermilk December 9, 2017 – April 8, 2018
Cooper December 9, 2017 – April 8, 2018
Copper Mountain November 10, 2017 – April 15, 2018
Crested Butte November 23, 2017 – April 8, 2018
Echo Mountain November 21, 2017 – April 15, 2018
Eldora November 17, 2017 – April 8, 2018
Granby Ranch December 15, 2017 – April 1, 2018
Hesperus December 15, 2017 – April 1, 2018
Howelsen Hill November 25, 2017 – March 11, 2018
Loveland Mid-October 2017 – May 6, 2018
Monarch November 22, 2017 – April 8, 2018
Powderhorn December 15, 2017 – March 25, 2018
Purgatory November 18, 2017 – April 15, 2018
Silverton December 28, 2017 – April 8, 2018
Snowmass November 23, 2017 – April 15, 2018
Steamboat November 22, 2017 – April 15, 2018
Sunlight December 8, 2017 – April 1, 2018
Telluride November 23, 2017 – April 8, 2018
Winter Park November 15, 2017 – April 29, 2018
Wolf Creek November 3, 2017 – April 1, 2018

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