Arapahoe Basin Set To Open Colorado Ski Season Friday

Dated: 10/15/2014

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Denver Business Journal 10/15/2014
By: Mark harden News Director

Arapahoe Basin ski area will open for the season on Friday, kicking off Colorado's 2014-15 ski season less than four months after last season ended.
The resort, on high slopes near Loveland Pass at the Continental Divide, opens its intermediate High Noon trail starting at 9 a.m., with its Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift serving the run as far as mid-mountain.“Conditions have been outstanding for snowmaking and we are very excited to open this Friday,” said Alan Henceroth, A-Basin’s COO. “It is always great to watch people have fun skiing and riding. I look forward to catching up with old friends and getting The Basin rolling.”The resort began making machine-generated snow Oct. 2, creating an 18-inch base. A-Basin also reported about a foot of natural snow over the last few weeks.Visit ArapahoeBasin.com for ticket prices and other information.At nearby Loveland Ski Area, which usually competes with A-Basin as Colorado's first winter resort to open, spokesman John Sellers said Wednesday that the resort along Interstate 70 is "not quite ready" to announce an opening day."We've been working hard making snow" to achieve an 18-inch base, he said. "I think it's going to be soon but we're not quite there."It's been less than four months since Colorado's last ski season ended — June 22 at A-Basin, after the official start of summer.Opening day comes four days earlier this season than last year, when A-Basin kicked it off Oct. 13. Opening days was Oct. 17 in the 2012-13 season, also at A-Basin.
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