Arapahoe Basin will OPEN for the 2016-17 season on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016. The Black Mountain Express lift will open at 9:00 am with access to the intermediate High Noon run. Early season conditions exist and there is NO BEGINNER SKIING.
A-Basin Opening Day
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“We just had a cold and snowy night. Right now the snowmaking system is still cranking at near capacity. Mother nature delivered 4-5 inches of natural snow at mid-mountain. The forecast for tonight is mostly clear with temperatures in the teens, perfect for snowmaking. The reservoir is still almost full. Scotty is back in his cat dozing out the piles. Bill and I just walked High Noon. It is time. WE ARE GOING TO OPEN FOR 2016-17 SEASON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21.” – Arapahoe Basin COO, Alan Henceroth, today