Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin is the gift that keeps on giving; ski area set to re-open for a bonus weekend

Arapahoe Basin is the gift that keeps on giving; ski area set to re-open for a bonus weekend

After reporting nearly 50 inches of snow in May, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will extend the Colorado ski season for at least one bonus weekend, from June 12-14, 2015 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The ski area originally planned to close on Sunday, June 7, 2015, but winter reappeared in mid-April, dropping over 84 inches of snow on the ski area since April 16. A-Basin’s high base elevation of 10,780 feet, as well as recent cold temperatures, allow the ski area to remain open longer than any other in the state. A-Basin opened for the season on October 17, 2014, and is one of only three ski areas still open in North America.

“With our snowy and cool spring weather, the riding conditions are better than we have seen for years at this time in May,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We will be re-opening for at least one more long weekend.”

Regular riding area operations will continue through Sunday, June 7. After June 7, all lifts and rider services will be closed Monday through Thursday. The snowboard area will reopen for lift-served snowboarding on Friday, June 12, and remain open through Sunday, June 14, with limited snowboard services. During the bonus weekend, the Black Mountain Express and Lenawee Mountain lifts will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Terrain availability will be dependent on conditions; be sure to check our Terrain Status page before arriving at the mountain.

All information about rider services during our bonus “summer riding” weekend can be found at arapahoebasin.com/summerski. Continue to check this page as information will be updated as the bonus weekend approaches.

All 2014-15 and 2015-16 Arapahoe Basin season passes, the A-Basin Spring ’15 Pass and all 2014-15 Vail Resorts season passes are valid for our bonus weekend. Lift tickets for June 12-14 will be priced at $54 for adults (ages 19-69), $44 for youth (ages 15-18) and $32 for children (ages 6-14). Children ages 5 and under ski free; seniors ages 70 and up ride for $25 per day. Discounted single-day tickets for June 12-14 can be purchased in advance at tickets.arapahoebasin.com.

Guests who wish to ride for the majority of the bonus weekend can purchase a special two-day ticket for $79 for adults (ages 19-69) and $52 for children (ages 6-14); guests riding all weekend June 12-14 can purchase a three-day ticket at $108 for adults and $64 for children. These special tickets are valid during our bonus weekend only.

Last season, late-spring storms allowed A-Basin to extend its season through June 22, 2014. Any further extensions to the 2014-15 season will be announced at a later date. A-Basin has remained open until July 4th several times in its history (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 2011). The latest A-Basin has been open was August 10, 1995.

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