A-Basin wins the race, will be the first resort to open for skiing Friday

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Snowmaking at A-Basin on Oct. 1, 2014. (Photo: Arapahoe Basin Ski Area)

DENVER — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area plans to start running lifts for the 2014/15 season on Friday.

A-Basin will be the first ski resort in Colorado to open to skiers and riders.  The intermediate High Noon trail will open at 9 a.m.

“Conditions have been outstanding for snowmaking and we are very excited to open this Friday,” said Alan Henceroth, A-Basin’s Chief Operating Officer. “It is always great to watch people have fun skiing and riding. I look forward to catching up with old friends and getting The Basin rolling.”

A-Basin’s mountain operations team started making snow on October 2, 2014, and they were able to create the 18-inch base necessary for opening over the course of several days. The ski area also received about a foot of natural snow in the weeks prior to opening.

Loveland Ski Area offered congratulations to its neighbors at A-Basin, and said it will open “soon.”

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