The 2017 season is nearly here! With the first snow headed to Denver this weekend and snowmaking in full swing in the mountains, it’s time to start planning your first runs. Both Vail Resorts and Colorado Ski Country have officially published these dates online. But, of course, everything is subject to change. Be sure to…
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Arapahoe Basin, known as “The Legend” to many Coloradans, has one of the longest ski seasons in North America, open from October to June. Enjoy the 360 degree view from the summit or lunch at Black Mountain Lodge all while skiing some of the best terrain in the world. With the addition of the Montezuma Bowl, there is twice the natural beauty to explore; more high-alpine groomed runs, bowls, chutes and glades, all serviced by our new quad chair lift. Experience the Legend.
When you visit Colorado Ski Country this season you should be pleasantly surprised with new features, events, and more. This year you’ll see a lot of big anniversary milestones and “mountain coasters” popping up all over. Read on for the a summary of the the highlights and new features coming to Colorado Ski Country resorts…
From Bob Berwyn at the Summit County Citizens Voice:
Arapahoe Basin and the U.S. Forest Service are moving ahead with the first formal step in the review process for a significant expansion at Summit County’s oldest ski area.
The proposal includes the following expansions and improvements:
- Adding a lift to the Beavers area which is (adding 430 acres)
- Expanding its reservoir for snowmaking water
- Adding a surface lift for easier access to the Montezuma Bowl
- Replacing the Molly Hogan lift and removing the Norway chair (potentially allowing for zip lines)
Keep in mind, this is an early phase in the review process but shows what the resort could look like in a few seasons.
This 2013/2014 season is going to be another great one, I can feel it. The snow is falling. A few mountains are already open. Ah, winter. I also know we’re going to have a great year because the various resorts have been working hard to innovate, improve and better the visitor experiences. Here’s a round-up…
Now that we have three mountains open for the 2013/2014 season (Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and Wolf Creek), it’s a good time to review the upcoming opening dates for the rest of the state of Colorado. Be sure to check each resorts websites, social media accounts, and sites like cosnow.com, coloradoski.com, and snow.com for the latest…
From Al’s Blog:
It is official. Opening Day will be Sunday, October 13, 2013. All the new snow and great snowmaking conditions will make for some very fun skiing and riding. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Snowmaking season has officially begun in Colorado. As mentioned, Loveland started blowing snow the evening of September 27, 2013 and shared some pictures.
— Arapahoe Basin (@Arapahoe_Basin) September 27, 2013
The Arapahoe Basin team also posted video of snowfall happening the evening of September 27th:
The race to open in Colorado typically results in one of these two mountains opening one top-to-bottom run to the public in mid October. Stay tuned…
(Photo and Video Credit: Arapahoe Basin)