Arapahoe Basin sees first real snow of the season

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area/Courtesy photo
Snow blankets Arapahoe Basin Ski Area on Friday, Sept. 15.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area/Courtesy photo

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area has seen its first “real” snow of the season with rain storms producing snow showers in areas above 10,000 feet throughout the morning on Friday, Sept. 15.

The snow comes after A-Basin and Summit County’s other ski areas saw a dusting of snow on Monday, Sept. 11. The first real snowstorm of the season points to the promise of more snow on the way and the beginning of snowmaking season at A-Basin.

According to communications manager Shayna Silverman, A-Basin will begin snowmaking once the ski area sees the right conditions with constantly cold temperatures.

Last season, A-Basin opened up on Oct. 23, earning the honor of being the first ski area to open to the public in Summit County.

The snow prompted closures of the Via Ferrata, the Aerial Adventure Mountain Park and Black Mountain Express.

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