Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Arapahoe Basin Opens Wednesday

When the lifts crank to life Wednesday it will be the earliest date A Basin has opened in its 61-year history.
If you've never done a first day at the mountain, it can be a real scene. A lot of beer drinking in the parking lot. A lot of pot smoking on the lift. Not a whole lot of great skiing, especially for $45, but hey, people seem to enjoy themselves.

The Exhibition chair will open to the public at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday. Skiers and riders can look forward to an 18-inch base on the intermediate High Noon run and some features in the High Divide terrain park. There will be no beginner skiing at this time.
Opening day adult lift tickets will be available for $45, youth tickets age 15 - 19 will be $39 and child tickets age 6-14 will be $22. Ski and snowboard rentals, food and beverage service in the A-Frame, the 6th Alley bar and retail shop will be open to the public. Ski school lessons will begin when the Molly Hogan Learning Center opens later in November.
Local radio station KSMT will be on site in the base area with a live remote, playing music and handing out give-aways.

1 comment:

Zen said...

Beer drinking and pot smoking - how's that not enjoyable? Woot! Any day in the mountains is a gift.

Congrats to A-Basin and welcome back Momma Winter.