Arapahoe Basin, CO CEO Recommends ‘Dusting Off Your Skis and Snowboards’ as Snowmaking ‘Has Been Incredible’

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Arapahoe Basin, CO began making snow last week in their attempt to win the #RaceToOpen and be the first resort in North America to start their lifts turning for winter 2019/20. CEO Alan Henceroth brought us a couple of updates on how this is going:

“The last couple of days of snowmaking have been even better than I was expecting and the forecast later in the week is improving. The snowmaking has just been incredible. We couldn’t really ask for better. Last night was pretty good. Before long we will get a snowcat on the hill. The first snowcat trips will get a travel route established. Once that is done and we make a little more snow, the snowcat drivers will start pushing and spreading the snow around. They will be literally carving those whales into the ski trail we call High Noon. Once you see the cat dozing, we are getting close. It is still too early to pick an opening date, but you can start dusting off the skis and snowboards.

It’s getting close now, it could be less than 2-weeks now until we’re skiing in North America! Super stoked…

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Arapahoe Basin, a-basin, colorado, snowmaking, racetoopen
Credit: A-Basin
Arapahoe Basin, a-basin, colorado, snowmaking, racetoopen
Credit: A-Basin

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