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Snowmaking begins at Arapahoe Basin

ARAPAHOE BASIN, Colo.– Arapahoe Basin fired up the snow guns on Wednesday morning to kick off its first official snowmaking day of the 2019-2020 season.

The snow guns were turned on at the High Noon intermediate run.

A-Basin hasn’t announced its opening date yet but it’s expected to be sometime in October.

Here are some photos of the first day of snowmaking:

You can watch live webcams here.

A-Basin shared some of these fun facts:

  • Snowmaking acres: 125
  • Equipment: 24 energy-efficient fan guns plus several low-energy stick guns
  • First year of snowmaking: 2002
  • Opening day last season: October 19, 2019
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