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.
— Arapahoe Basin (@Arapahoe_Basin) October 15, 2014
Loveland Ski Area offered congratulations to its neighbors at A-Basin, and said it will open “soon.”