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A-Basin opens Wednesday

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Opening day October 15th, 2008. Exhibition chair opens at 9am. Keep an eye on our webcams to see our progress.

More Info: http://www.firsttracksonline.com/ind...ticle&sid=5091
post #2 of 13
And so it begins ....
post #3 of 13
Be there Sunday, at least for a couple runs.


Steve
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Opening day October 15th, 2008. Exhibition chair opens at 9am. Keep an eye on our webcams to see our progress.

More Info: http://www.firsttracksonline.com/ind...ticle&sid=5091
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Be there Sunday, at least for a couple runs.


Steve
Take an extra run for me, and think of me during apres' ski.
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How many runs do you have to ski before you can apres?
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Take an extra run for me, and think of me during apres' ski.
Yeah, I can only dream about apres beers on the deck. Between work and parenthood, it seems all I ever have time for is skiing every day . But I'll definitely take some turns for you and I'll be sure to think about you when I'm thinking about the apres beers I'm not going to have .
post #7 of 13
Loveland's online photos appear to show more snow, but I guess I will be going to A-basin Wednesday to check it out...
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Hey guys, there's a possibility that I might be in Denver on Nov. 19th, 20th for some business training. I didn't think any ski resorts would be open by then (or if so would only have 1-2 green runs open), so I was thinking about skipping the training course. But if half-way decent skiing is possible, I may have to rethink my priorities.

So I guess my question is, how many runs/what kind of runs do you think Arapahoe will have open by the 21st, 22nd of Nov? I know that nobody can know for sure, but I'm just looking for anecdotal evidence from anybody with past experience of typical late Nov. conditions there (did a quick search and couldn't find threads from last Oct/Nov about early-season conditions at A-basin). Thanks in advance!

David
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No go for me, sorry.
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Hey guys, there's a possibility that I might be in Denver on Nov. 19th, 20th for some business training. I didn't think any ski resorts would be open by then (or if so would only have 1-2 green runs open), so I was thinking about skipping the training course. But if half-way decent skiing is possible, I may have to rethink my priorities.

So I guess my question is, how many runs/what kind of runs do you think Arapahoe will have open by the 21st, 22nd of Nov? I know that nobody can know for sure, but I'm just looking for anecdotal evidence from anybody with past experience of typical late Nov. conditions there (did a quick search and couldn't find threads from last Oct/Nov about early-season conditions at A-basin). Thanks in advance!

David
By that time of year, all of the Summit County resorts will be open. Most likely, they will have just a few runs open on man-made snow. At A-Basin, that means High Noon, Ramrod, and Lenawee Face->Dercum Gulch. Maybe Sundance as well. I don't know what "half-decent" means to you, but by my definition, you are a month too early.
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Excellent info geoffda! Thanks! I'm from Alabama, so my expectations for "half-decent" skiing are pretty low. If the runs you mentioned are indeed open with something resembling snow on them I could probably have a blast for a day or two.

Any other local guesstimates of how many runs/which runs might be open at other resorts like Loveland, Keystone, Copper, etc?
post #12 of 13
But once more resorts are open, it becomes much less crowded on the WROD. Plus you never know, maybe a big one will roll in. If the company is paying, go for it!
post #13 of 13
Ok, early season last year stunk. No snow, snowmaking problems at Keystone. That said by the 20th the Basin had top to bottom manmade and Keystone had top to bottom with more than one way down. It was crazy crowded later in the week but early wasn't that bad. If Keystone gets snowmaking started on time this year it should be better. Plus we could have snow by then, I've skied powder that week more than once.
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