All those Ullr dances have finally paid off. Arapahoe Basin will officially open Wed Oct 17th 2012. Official Announcement below!
Arapahoe Basin announces opening day for 2012-13 ski and ride season
Ski area will be first in Colorado to open
ARAPAHOE BASIN, Colo. – Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) announced that Wednesday, October 17, 2012, will mark the official start to the Colorado ski and snowboard season. The Black Mountain Express lift will start at 9:00 a.m. MST to shuttle guests to the beginning of the intermediate High Noon trail at mid-mountain.
“We’re extremely excited to be the first ski area to open in Colorado,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin COO. “The staff and I can’t wait to see skiers and riders out on the hill having fun. That’s what we live for.”
New at A-Basin for the 2012-13 season is the Pika Place Learning Area, scheduled to open November 2012. Situated in the base area adjacent to the Black Mountain Express lift, Pika Place is geared toward younger guests and first-time skiers and riders. Pika Place features a new trail, a new conveyor lift and Ace’s Kids Park, a beginner-level terrain park with smaller versions of popular features found in A-Basin’s other two terrain parks.
This season, A-Basin launched an on-site Rossignol Experience Center designed to help skiers elevate their on-mountain experience and skiing technique. This rental program features an array of Rossignol skis with auto-turn rocker technology, an innovation that provides greater control and confidence to skiers of all abilities.
Guests can receive the guaranteed lowest price on A-Basin lift tickets by purchasing them in advance at ArapahoeBasin.com. Current lift ticket window pricing will run through December 21, 2012, with adult (19+ years) full-day tickets priced at $64, youth (15-18 years) window tickets priced at $54 and child (6-14 years) window tickets priced at $32. Children under age 5 ski free.
A-Basin also offers several season pass products, including the two-season Double Down Pass ($499; on sale through December 31, 2012). For season pass pricing and snow conditions, please visit ArapahoeBasin.com or call 888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246).
Any media interested in covering A-Basin’s opening day should email Adrienne Saia Isaac, Marketing and Communications Manager, regarding a media lift ticket. Please include your telephone number and the name of the media outlet in which the story will run.
Here’s to a great 2012-13 season!
Situated on 960 acres of rugged peaks, spruce forests and natural, rolling terrain, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area boasts the longest ski and ride season in Colorado. A-Basin, known as “The Legend,” combines quality on-mountain amenities with affordable pricing and a laid-back atmosphere that locals and vacationers of all ages can enjoy. This winter, elevate your experience at Arapahoe Basin.
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