Arapahoe Basin opens intermediate Humbug run: Ski area’s first trail to open this season with all natural snow | SummitDaily.com

Arapahoe Basin opens intermediate Humbug run: Ski area’s first trail to open this season with all natural snow

Skiers and snowboarders take to the trails at Arapahoe Basin's opening day on Friday, Oct. 13.
Hugh Carey / hcarey@summitdaily.com |

In time for Thanksgiving crowds, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened its intermediate Humbug run on Wednesday.

The opening is notable as it’s the first section of terrain A-Basin has opened yet this year entirely thanks to natural snowfall.

“(Humbug) is notorious for catching a lot of snow and blowing in with that special, soft, velvety surface,” Al Henceroth, A-Basin’s chief operating officer, wrote on his blog Wednesday.

“No snowmaking there,” the A-Basin COO added. “Now with each storm, I suspect more and more terrain will start opening up. This is good.”

Speaking Wednesday morning, A-Basin spokeswoman Adrienne Isaac said the ski area still doesn’t have an estimated opening day for larger sections of A-Basin’s terrain.

A-Basin, which, on Oct. 13, again this year was the state’s first ski area to open, currently has four of nine lifts and 11 of 132 runs open, including 5 percent of its beginner terrain and 5 percent of its intermediate terrain.


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