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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to open terrain park for skiing, riding Saturday and Sunday

A snowboarder executes a trick on a rail while riding through the Treeline terrain park at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area last month.
Courtesy Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area chief operating officer Alan Henceroth announced on his blog Wednesday that crews will open an on-mountain terrain park for skiing and riding this weekend.

Henceroth’s announcement effectively extends the ability to ski and ride A-Basin — albeit restricted to a terrain park — beyond the ski area’s closing day of Thursday, July 4.

July 4: Need to know

Lift hours: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lifts open: Black Mountain Express and Lenawee
Adult lift ticket price: $69 for a full-day lift ticket (no half-day tickets available). Show a season ski pass that was valid anywhere in the world this season to get a $59 lift ticket.
Rentals: Will be available
The Beach: Spots will be first come, first served
Food: The 6th Alley Bar and Grill will be open 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last call is 3:30 p.m.)

Henceroth wrote in the blog post that the terrain park will open at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The park, he said, will have a few features on the upper portion of the lower-mountain intermediate High Noon trail on the ski area’s front side. Henceroth said skiers and riders can access the park via a short walk after taking the Black Mountain Express chairlift up to mid-mountain. Black Mountain Express will be open Saturday and Sunday as part of the ski area’s on-mountain summer operations.

To ski and ride in the park this weekend, Henceroth said a $25 lift ticket will be required, and no season passes will be valid.

Henceroth also teased in the blog post that “if the snow holds up and if park riders turn out, we may do this more than one weekend.”

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