Arapahoe Basin opening Oct. 13
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area from an overlook on U.S. Highway 6.
After a few cold nights for snowmaking, Arapahoe Ski Area will open for the season on Sunday, Oct. 13.
By Summit Voice
FRISCO — The wait is over.
Arapahoe Basin will officially open for the 2013-2014 season this Sunday, Oct. 13 with skiing off the Black Mountain Express chair, serving the High Noon trail. The first chair will start up the mountain at 8:30 a.m.
The opening comes four days earlier than last year, after a series of winter-like storms rolled through the Colorado mountains in late September and early October.
“This is a very exciting time for us, and all of Colorado,” Arapahoe Basin Vice President and COO Alan Henceroth said in a statement. “We’ve had tremendous early season snowmaking and natural snow, and we can’t wait to kick off the 2013-14 ski and ride season.”
The ski area will offer rental services, and will open restaurant facilities at the base area A-frame and at Black Mountain Lodge. While wrapping up a $1 million renovation of the 6th Alley Bar & Grill, a temporary bar will be set up in the A-frame.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at ArapahoeBasin.com and urrent lift ticket window pricing will run through December 20, 2013, with adult (ages 19-59) full-day tickets priced at $67, youth (ages 15-18) window tickets priced at $55 and child (ages 6-14) window tickets priced at $32. Children under age 5 ski free every day all season.
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