Arapahoe Basin Ski Area To Stay Open Through June 16th

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area To Stay Open Through June 16th

Featured Image: Lucas Herbert, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area | Skier: Reid Litwiller

Update 6/3/24 – Arapahoe Basin Ski Area has extended its season, making the official closing day Sunday, June 16th. Specific details regarding operations can be found below.

In the wide world of skiing, you’ll often find news that seems too good to be true. From exaggerated pow turns to discount prices, it can be hard to determine what is real, and what is phony. This time, however, we are proud to report that this news is just as good as it is true. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, otherwise known as The Legend, will be spinning lifts on the weekend until June 16th. That’s right, there’s still time to get those lift-powered turns in and participate in what is shaping up to be the longest resort season in North America for 2024. This winter has been superb for A-Basin, from snowfall to sustainability. The good news is it ain’t over till it’s over!

Reid Litwiller (right) and Jess Cohen logging air time and taking names | PHOTO: Lucas Herbert, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

The Basin has earned a reputation of outlasting its competition year after year, largely due to its elevation. The summit sits at 13,050 feet, and when April provides good snow and cold temps, the mountain’s main face will hold snow all through the spring. It’s a right of passage for any skier. Parking an arc through the slush and corn snow is a heavenly experience. And don’t forget sliding metal under the sunshine. A-Basin will leave the terrain park off Sundance set up till June 2nd, so get it while it’s there. Arapahoe Basin Communications Manager Shayna Silverman passed on a few important notes for anyone heading up –

“We will be skiing 7 days a week until June 2. After June 2, we will only operate only on weekends. W will reopen Friday – Sunday June 7-9, and closing weekend June 14-16.

Lifts will operate from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Extended weekends (June 7-9 & June 14-16), have shortened hours to help preserve snow conditions. Summer skiing is hot and snow melts quickly. Before the snow gets too soft we close for the day to allow the snow time to refreeze and be skiable another day. 

There will be live music in the base area in the afternoon for folks to celebrate the end of another great season (DETAILS TO COME).

Costumes on closing day are not mandatory, but they are highly encouraged! Good vibes, however, are mandatory — don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. 

Make sure to check our Lift & Terrain Status webpage before heading up. Our patrol updates this daily when they do their weather report, so it is the most up-to-date and accurate information about what we have going on each day. Expect terrain on the Front Side via Black Mountain Express and Lenawee to be open and operating.

The team at A-Basin also advised that skiers remain vigilant, as spring conditions are always subject to change. Afternoon thunderstorms are typical at such high elevations in the late spring and early summer. Be sure to bring proper attire just incase, and be aware of approaching weather.

The party rolls on… like this dance inducing function during A-Basin’s recent Pride Week | PHOTO: Lucas Herbert, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

There are a few key takeaways from the resort’s messages. The mountain will be CLOSED Monday – Thursday each week, and will open back up Friday – Sunday, 6/7 – 6/9 and 6/14 – 6/16. Lifts will be spinning from 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM. The Sixth Alley bar and grill will be open until 3:00 PM, and mid-mountain food & drink will be served up at Black Mountain Lodge until 1:30 PM.

Once again, another fantastic season keeps on going at The Legend. While the skiing is certainly not to be ignored, the offerings of great food, beverages, live music and more are all reasons to head up for a day. Be sure to check Lift and Terrain Status, as well as Al’s Blog before hand. Thanks to all the hard-working staff at Arapahoe Basin for putting in the extra effort and making this winter another stand-out season. The dedication and passion are what make this place a model resort by all standards. From the blue skis and towering peaks to the slushy turns and good people, spring skiing at The Basin is an experience not to be missed!

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