Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, CO Closed Early Yesterday Due to Avalanche Conditions

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Arapahoe Basin, CO. Credit: A-Basin Facebook

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, CO closed early yesterday afternoon, announcing on social media “deteriorating snow and avalanche conditions along Highway 6” as the reason.

“Due to deteriorating snow and avalanche conditions along Highway 6, Arapahoe Basin is closing at 2 PM today. Stay tuned to our website and my blog for updates on tomorrow,” wrote COO Alan Henceroth

Earlier in the day on Wednesday, shortly before 11 am, A-Basin closed its Montezuma Bowl terrain and Beavers terrain, and also uphill access due to weather. Yesterday, Colorado got slammed by the ‘bomb cyclone’ which brought blizzard conditions, shutting many highways, schools, businesses and cancelled 1,000’s of flights out of Denver International Airport.

The early closure yesterday comes less than a week after unsafe avalanche conditions resulted in the ski area voluntarily closing last Thursday and Friday.

Alan Henceroth added later that day that the ski area will provide updates first thing Thursday morning.

“Tomorrow, at dawn’s early light,” Henceroth said on his blog, “A-Basin and CDOT will begin avalanche mitigation work along the highway and within the ski area. We are hoping for a normal or near-normal opening Thursday, depending on the mitigation results.”

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