Arapahoe Basin, CO, opened East Wall terrain yesterday for the first time this season, A-Basin COO Alan Henceroth announced in a blog post yesterday.
The East Wall did open today. That included the North Pole gate and below the traverse out to Corner Chute. While I did not get up there myself, I heard the skiing was pretty darn good. The sun was out this morning and it is snowing nicely right now.
The East Wall at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is arguably one of the best — if not the best — parts of the mountain to ski. With dozens of break-neck lines and seemingly endless expert terrain, this zone is legendary.
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The East Wall has a summit elevation of 13,050 feet, which is among the highest in-bounds skiable terrain in North America. It traditionally opens late in the season, depending on snow stability and coverage, if it opens at all. Last season, East Wall opened Feb. 14, reports Summit Daily.