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Colorado: Arapahoe Basin opens for skiing Oct. 13

Opening day includes tribute to A-Basin founders Marnie Jump and Max Dercum

Arapahoe Basin opening day 2011-2012

Arapahoe Basin opens for the 2011-2012 season on Oct. 13.

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Teaming up with Ullr, A-Basin’s snowmaking crews have put down a blanket of white that will enable the ski area to open for the season this Thursday, Oct. 13, with skiing and riding on High Noon. Continue reading

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Ski season under way in Colorado

Ullr is in the house!

Loveland opens today, A-Basin will fire up the new Black Mountain Express chair Monday, Oct. 25

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY — Instead of the Monday morning blues, think white, as in snow.

Oct. 25 is opening day in Summit County, as A-Basin starts the 2010-2011 season. Even though opening day is a little later than the past couple of years, it should be a good one, as the National Weather Service is forecasting up to a foot of snow in the high country.

If you can’t wait until Monday, head over the Divide to Loveland, which is opening Sunday, Oct. 24, after picking up a few inches of snow Friday night and Saturday. Both A-Basin and Loveland have had their snowmaking systems fired up the past few days to lay down a solid base, so conditions should be good on opening day. Continue reading

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