Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to extend season by at least one weekend |

Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to extend season by at least one weekend

Antonio Olivero
A snowboarder rides at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area during Saturday's fourth annual Swimwear Day celebration.
Courtesy Ian Zinner, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced on Tuesday that it will extend its skiing and riding season for at least one weekend, maybe more.

After A-Basin closes down its 7-day a week operations effective on its originally-planned closing date, June 2, the ski area will re-open for at least one more long weekend, from June 7-9.

The ski area may open for more weekends after that, conditions permitting. A-Basin spokeswoman Katherine Fuller said in an email Tuesday there is currently no timeframe for when a subsequent announcement about staying open past June 9 will be made.

Earlier this year A-Basin announced it was cutting ties with Vail Resorts, the parent company that owns Heavenly and Kirkwood resorts and Northstar California, for the 2018-19 season. However, Epic Pass holders can still ski at A-Basin for the remainder of the current season.

Fuller also said that A-Basin’s terrain is currently 82% open, with everything from beginner to expert terrain available. Fuller said all lifts are still turning and winter snow conditions can be found high up at the ski area at the Continental Divide.

As of Tuesday morning, A-Basin was reporting a 71-inch base of snow with packed-powder conditions.

For a current breakdown of what terrain A-Basin has open, go to:

Tahoe Daily Tribune staff contributed to this report.

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