This morning, Colorado resort Arapahoe Basin announced plans to continue operating through June 11 or later. The news comes in accordance with various storm cycles in May that have collectively dropped three feet of snow, as well as successful preceding months; the season snowfall total at “A-Basin” is over 370 inches, resulting in a base that’s currently at 72 inches.
“We’re not closing yet, and if the snow quality remains this good, we may be able to extend even beyond the 11th,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin chief operating officer. “There is definitely a demand for skiing in the late spring in Colorado. People are excited to be out on the hill.”
The resort will continue operating seven days a week through June 4. After that, it will close from June 5-8, then re-open for the weekend of June 9-11. Considering lifts have been spinning since October 21, 2016, this is particularly tremendous news; staying open for upwards of nine months is something the folks at A-Basin should be darn excited about, as well as the many avid skiers of Colorado.
This isn’t the only resort making big spring/summer skiing announcements right now; Aspen just announced plans to operate Memorial Day Weekend, while Mt. Bachelor, Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley are all getting ready for skiing on the Fourth of July. Meanwhile, Killington in Vermont is still hanging on strong, holding it down for the East Coast. Ski season’s not over, people, so go get those turns while they last and have fun out there.