Arapahoe Basin, CO Sneaks There Opening - Third In The State

Who doesn't like a fun surprise every once in a while? A favorite of Colorado skiers and snowboarders, Arapahoe Basin gave its fans a surprise yesterday by opening up without warning. 

"We are open for the 2020-21 season. Black Mountain Express, servicing the High Noon trail, will be open until 4:30 this afternoon. Tuesday (tomorrow), the lift will be open from 9 AM - 4 PM." - Alan Henceroth, COO via Al's Blog

Yes, the quote above is an excerpt from Al's Blog that was part of a post yesterday to announce the opening of the mountain for the 2020/2021 season. This gives A-Basin the third-place spot on the Colorado opening podium behind Wolf Creek, which opened on October 28th, and Keystone, which opened on November 6th.

The plan was to make this year's opening a little more on the down-low than in previous years, hoping that would help keep the number of visitors down, allowing the mountain to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and ease into the new season.

For those looking to visit Arapahoe Basin, please remember to check with the mountain for all guidelines and ticket/pass reservations. The mountain does require day tickets to be purchased online and in advance and Ikon Pass holders do need to make a reservation before arrival. All information can be found on the mountain's website,


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