ARAPAHOE BASIN, CO - (News Release - October 9, 2007) — Arapahoe Basin ski area officials announce that its opening day for the 2007-2008 ski season will be tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10, 2007. This marks Arapahoe Basin's earliest opening in its 61 years of operation. Last year the ski area was the first to open in the nation and this year A-Basin continues that trend.
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The Exhibition chair will open to the public at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday. Skiers and riders can look forward to an 18-inch base on the intermediate High Noon run and some features in the High Divide terrain park. There will be no beginner skiing at this time.
New this season, A-Basin will introduce Montezuma Bowl, 400 acres of lift served groomed runs, glades, chutes and wide-open bowl skiing. The new expansion is expected to open sometime in late December, snow conditions permitting.
Opening day adult lift tickets will be available for $45, youth tickets age 15 - 19 will be $39 and child tickets age 6-14 will be $22. Ski and snowboard rentals, food and beverage service in the A-Frame, the 6th Alley bar and retail shop will be open to the public. Ski school lessons will begin when the Molly Hogan Learning Center opens later in November.
Local radio station KSMT will be on site in the base area with a live remote, playing music and handing out give-aways.
A-Basin's Bonus Passes are available while supplies last for $309. The Bonus pass holder receives unlimited skiing or riding at A-Basin for the 2007-2008 ski season and five non-transferable ski days at Keystone or Breckenridge. One of those days can be used at Vail or Beaver Creek (some restrictions apply). A-Basin only passes are also available at great prices. Purchase your pass on site at A-Basin, call 1-888-Arapahoe or order on-line at www.arapahoebasin.com.
Editor's Note: SkiNet is testing the snow at the Basin now and we'll have a report for you soon.