Arapahoe Basin has earliest ever season start

Thu 11 October 07

It'll be a while before its fully open but the High Noon run is open along with a few toys in the terrain park that runs alongside it

Arapahoe Basin ski area became the first N.America resort to open this season when its doors opened yesterday, October 10, 2007. This marked Arapahoe Basin’s earliest opening in its 61 years of operation. Last year the ski area was the first to open in the nation and this year A-Basin continues that trend.

The Exhibition chair is open to the public at 9:00 a.m. Skiers and riders can look forward to an 18-inch base on the intermediate High Noon run and some features in the High Divide terrain park. The will be no beginner skiing at this time.

New this season, A-Basin will introduce Montezuma Bowl, 400 acres of lift served groomed runs, glades, chutes and wide-open bowl skiing. The new expansion is expected to open sometime in late December, snow conditions permitting.

Opening day adult lift tickets will be available for $45, youth tickets age 15 - 19 will be $39 and child tickets age 6-14 will be $22. Ski and snowboard rentals, food and beverage service in the A-Frame, the 6th Alley bar and retail shop will be open to the public. Ski school lessons will begin when the Molly Hogan Learning Center opens later in November.

Local radio station KSMT was on site in the base area with a live remote, playing music and handing out give-aways.

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“Great value, will push your abilities. Can't stay on-mountain, but the extended season makes this a definite must-see!”