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OPENING DAY AT ARAPOE BASIN

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Just returned from opening morning at A-basin. Cloudy,overcast and cool (30degs) at 9am as first chair was loaded. Long 30 minute lift lines and very crowded ( WROD one short run open). Snow was in great condition with several new inches falling last night. Opening crowds were heavy as to be expected. Enjoyed starting the 09/10 ski season with fellow Bear Geoffda. Will wait until Monday to return and let the crowds calm down. This afternoon the sun is breaking through, it is most likely beautiful back up there at A- Basin.
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Pic from this morning
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 Long 30 minute lift lines and very crowded



However, it's much Better than 30 minute in the traffic jam.
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 Cool to be you. 
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 Mr TC is looking at the web cam and asking.......Did we get our Abasin pass'?

Me:  Uh Huh!
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I wouldn't stand in that line if they 75% of the mountain open....I can wait till more mountains are open and the lines go away.
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UGASkiDawg. I easily agree the heavy early season crowds and very limited terrain open takes away from the skiing experience.  Showing up for Opening Day( Rollerball ) is just a chance to scratch the itch of the last 4 months of FIRST FLAKE FEVER.
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UGASkiDawg. I easily agree the heavy early season crowds and very limited terrain open takes away from the skiing experience.  Showing up for Opening Day( Rollerball ) is just a chance to scratch the itch of the last 4 months of FIRST FLAKE FEVER.

Oh I know and usually I'd agree but I'm grumpy and want to go directly from full on biking season to a fully open powder day

I hate shoulder season....
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