Arapahoe Basin extends ski season through June 9

Aspen Mountain finally calls it quits on Memorial Day

By Real Aspen
Real AspenMay 29, 2013
Aspen Skiing Company may have finally called it quits (after two late-season extensions at Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain), but Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) is still keeping in-bounds snow riding alive and kicking in Colorado's high country.

Thanks to cool temperatures and late-season snow, A-Basin has extended the Colorado ski and ride season for another weekend. A-Basin will be open every day through Sunday, June 2, and then will reopen for summer skiing and riding on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 7-9.

Aspen Skiing Company recently re-opened the top of Aspen Mountain for the Memorial Day weekend. A-Basin was originally scheduled to close for the season on Sunday, and barring anymore re-openings, it will be the last ski area in the state offering lift-served turns.

Ski season has been extended through June 9 at A-Basin.

“With all the spring storms, our exceptional snow conditions, and our guests' enthusiasm for skiing and riding, it only makes sense to open for another weekend,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin’s chief operating officer.

Forecasters are calling for more precipitation (including snow above 10,000 feet) through Saturday, with the skies drying out but temperatures staying on the cool side next week, according to Opensnow.com.

During this summer ski season extension, A-Basin will offer top-to-bottom skiing from the Black Mountain Express and Lenawee Mountain lifts. The Lenawee Mountain lift will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the Black Mountain Express lift will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7-9. There will be no beginner skiing or riding. Montezuma Bowl closed for the season on Monday.

Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain will be open with a full bar and barbeque during ski area operating hours through the extended weekend. The A-Basin rental shop and the Arapahoe Sports retail shop (with all items marked down 40 percent) will also be open during this time.

Discounted lift tickets for the summer ski season will be available in advance at tickets.arapahoebasin.com. Tickets purchased at the ticket window during the extended operating weekend of June 7-9 will cost $45 for adults (ages 19+), $35 for youth (ages 15-18) and $25 for children (ages 6-14). Children 5 and under ski and ride for free.

Arapahoe Basin 2013-14 Season Passes are on sale now at the lowest prices of the year: $269 for adults (ages 19+), $199 for youth (ages 15-18) and $139 for children (ages 6-14). A-Basin 2013-14 season passes that have been paid in full can be used for the remainder of this season, including the extended summer season days.

More information about open runs, snow conditions, weather, and ticket and pass pricing can be found online at www.arapahoebasin.com.


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