Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) will kick off Colorados 2014-15 ski and snowboard season on Friday, October 17, 2014. Skiers and snowboarders will be able to make turns on the intermediate High Noon trail starting at 9:00 a.m. Guests will take the Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift to the top of the run at mid-mountain.
Conditions have been outstanding for snowmaking and we are very excited to open this Friday, said Alan Henceroth, A-Basins 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-Basins 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.
Skier services available opening day include ski and snowboard rentals, several dining options, and a sale in the Arapahoe Sports retail store. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the A-Frame lodges Legends Caf; lunch will be served at both Black Mountain Lodge (at mid-mountain) and at the recently renovated 6th Alley Bar & Grill (in the base area). The A-Basin Mug Club sale will start at 8:00 a.m. in the A-Frame on opening day; each mug is $45 and the mug holder receives discounts throughout the season (limit one mug per person; must be 21 with valid proof of age).
Guests can find the guaranteed lowest price on A-Basin lift tickets by purchasing them in advance at ArapahoeBasin.com. Current lift ticket window pricing will run through December 19, 2014, with adult (ages 19-59) full-day tickets priced at $69, youth (ages 15-18) window tickets priced at $57 and child (ages 6-14) window tickets priced at $34. Children under age 5 ski free every day all season. Information about season passes and multi-day tickets can be found at ArapahoeBasin.com.
Any media interested in covering A-Basins opening day should email Adrienne Saia Isaac, Marketing and Communications Manager, regarding a media lift ticket. Please include your telephone number and the name of your media outlet. ALL comp requests for opening day must be sent to Adrienne by Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. MST. No media comps will be issued on Opening Day. During the season, media comps may be requested by journalists on assignment only and at least 48 hours in advance unless working on breaking news.