One good opening deserves another, and thats exactly what will happen tomorrow at 9:00 am at Colorado Ski Country USA member resort Arapahoe Basin in Colorado. October 13th will be the start of the 2011/12 ski season at Arapahoe Basin, thanks to a great week of snowmaking and several fresh inches of snow. Resort officials announced the opening date just 100 days after they closed down for the last season, which was on July 4th, 2011, even longer than their already long season.
Arapahoes ski season will get underway at 9:00 am when skiers and riders can load the Black Mountain Express chair. Skiers and riders can look forward to an 18-inch base on the intermediate High Noon run along with several features in the High Divide Terrain Park.There will be no beginner skiing at this time.
A tribute to Arapahoe Basin founders Marnie Jump and Max Dercum who passed away this year will take place before the lifts open to the public.
Opening day adult lift tickets will be available for $59, youth tickets age 15 – 18 will be $49 and child tickets age 6-14 will be $30.The ski and snowboard rental shop, tune shop, food and beverage service, the 6th Alley bar and retail shop will be open to the public.Snowsports lessons will be available on a limited basis.
As if the start of the season wasnt exciting enough, local radio station, KYSL will be doing a live morning show and giving away lift tickets on-air.KSMT will also be on site in the base area with a live remote, playing music and handing out give-aways.
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Photos taken 10/11/11 by Dave Camara