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Skied at Arapahoe Basin on March 20, 2016

It had been a long time since we’d skied at A-Basin. So we woke up bright and early, left by 7 AM, and by 8 we were turning up the windy highway (US 6). We snagged an awesome nearly front-row (right next to the beach) parking spot and I headed to the to the 6th Alley Bar to enjoy their famous bacon bloody mary.

Bacon Bloody Mary at 6th Alley Bar & Grill

Since it had just snowed the week before (for the first time after a very warm stretch) there was actually still untouched snow throughout the ski area. I spent a few runs on the east side of the Monetzuma bowl and had a great time making soft turns in the trees.

Monetzuma Bowl at Arapahoe Basin

It was a warm, sunny day and a great way to officially start the spring season.

Beautiful day at Black Mountain Lodge

After a beautiful day with no traffic, short lines, I asked myself why we don’t visit A-Basin more often.

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