Arapahoe Basin Ski Area extends season again, to June 21-23 |

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area extends season again, to June 21-23

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area operations employee Trevor Mathes explores the rarely opened terrain on the East Wall on Tuesday, May 21, at the ski area.
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Are you ready to ski on the summer solstice?

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is extending its skiing and riding season once again, announcing on its social media channels on Wednesday afternoon skiing and riding will continue through the weekend of June 21-23, at least.

The ski area will be open seven days a week through its originally-planned closing day this weekend, June 2, and then will remain open for at least three more long, 3-day weekends, June 7-9, 14-16 and 21-23.

“The forecast shows 2-6 inches of snow for today and tonight,” A-Basin chief operating officer Alan Henceroth said on his blog on Wednesday afternoon. “The morning stuff has softened. The skiing is awesome. We will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through AT LEAST JUNE 23. Right now it would be foolish of me to talk about being open the 4th of July. Absolutely foolish. But… we will be open through at least June 23. At least June 23.”

A-Basin’s chairlifts will operate from 8:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. during these extension weekends.

The ski area says its popular chairlifts such as The Beavers, Montezuma Bowl and Pallavicini will be open until June 2, at least.

On Wednesday afternoon, the ski area was operating substantial terrain off of all of its primary chairlifts, including the Black Mountain Express from the base area to mid-mountain, the Lenawee Mountain lift from mid-mountain to the top of the ski area’s front side, the Montezuma Bowl chairlift on the ski area’s back side and The Beavers chairlift within the ski area’s recent lift-serviced terrain expansion to the west.

In its Wednesday morning snow conditions report, A-Basin reported portions of its East Wall Expert Terrain as open. A-Basin also reported 4 inches of fresh snowfall in the previous 24 hours for a 76-inch base and powder conditions.

This is the third season extension A-Basin has announced in recent weeks.

For up-to-date information on A-Basin’s open terrain, visit:

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