Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced that it will open for business on Wednesday October, 17. The Black Mountain Express lift will be operating starting at 9 a.m.
There's always a friendly rivalry between A-Basin and Loveland to see who's the first to drop the ropes. This year the crew at A-Basin has met their criteria of 18 inch base on High Noon trail.
Summitdaily.com quotes Adrienne Saia Isaac, communication coordinator saying "Once we open, we stay open. As soon as we reach an 18-inch base, we're ready to open for the season so year after year we open with the same base depth." Issac added that on opening day a few terrain features will up and ready but there will not be any beginner terrain available.