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Could There Be Skiing In CO Soon? -- If A-Basin Can, They Will


Alan Henceroth, COO of Arapahoe Basin in Colorado continues to show a ton of optimism during the times of COVID-19. In his latest edition of "Al's Blog", published on May 22nd, Henceroth has stated that if the mountain can open, it will.

"We have not stopped trying to re-open. We think doing so would be awesome for Colorado, Summit County, Arapahoe Basin, our guests, and especially, our employees. There has been some encouraging news about the possibility. Let's hope that we get positive news soon." - Alan Henceroth

The positive news that they would like to hear soon is the go-ahead from Colorado Governor Jared Polis to reopen the state's ski resorts. There is a possibility that the announcement could come by the end of the weekend. 

Like the other resorts that are starting to reopen for summer operations, Arapahoe Basin will have several restrictions in place centered around the safety of the staff and those that visit the mountain. Henceroth wrote in his blog, "If we do get a chance to re-open, all of our guests need to have realistic expectations. This potential re-opening will be different from anything you have ever experienced at Arapahoe Basin. To stay open, we will need the help, support, and cooperation of every single guest. We are all in this together."

Similar to other resorts, Arapahoe Basin will be requiring reservations to be made in advance by those looking to ski or ride, provided the hill is able to open. There will be a limited number of day tickets sold and the majority of available space will be for pass holders. Social distancing guidelines will also be enforced and masks will also be required to be worn in the base area, restrooms, and in other places where folks can not keep their distance.

Perhaps Colorado will be able to get some late-season skiing and snowboarding in, just like those that ski and ride in California and Oregon. To find out, keep an eye on ski/snowboard media, and follow Arapahoe Basin's social media pages.

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