Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Will Extend Ski & Ride Season In Colorado

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Arapahoe Basin on Saturday. Image: Joe Alberg

Arapahoe Basin Press Release:

ARAPAHOE BASIN, Colo. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin), home of the longest ski and ride season in Colorado, will re-open its lifts for a bonus weekend of skiing and snowboarding Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11, 2017. The Black Mountain Express and Lenawee Mountain lifts will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with top-to-bottom skiing. If snow conditions allow, there is a chance that A-Basin will be able to extend to another bonus weekend as well.

“We had a tremendous storm in mid-May that brought two feet of snow to the ski area, and the conditions have been outstanding,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin Chief Operating Officer. “We’re not closing yet, and if the snow quality remains this good, we may be able to extend even beyond the 11th.”

“There is definitely a demand for skiing in the late spring in Colorado. People are excited to be out on the hill,” Henceroth said.

Arapahoe Basin kicked off the 2016-17 Colorado ski season on October 21, 2016, and is one of the few ski areas still open in North America. The ski area has received approximately 370 inches of natural snow season-to-date, with over three feet of snow in May alone so far.

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