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Arapahoe Basin Opens October 13, 2011

Arapahoe Basin readies its slopes for the 2011-12 winter season. The ski area opens tomorrow.

October 12, 2011

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado – Following the opening of Wolf Creek Ski Area on Oct. 8, Arapahoe Basin is set to open Oct. 13. The ski area has only been closed 100 days since last season ended on July 4, 2011.

Black Mountain Express will open to the public at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. Skiers and riders will have an 18-inch base on the intermediate High Noon run along with several features in the High Divide Terrain Park.

"Right now, we know we will have a few features up, but we're not sure what they will be," said Leigh Hierholzer of Arapahoe Basin.

A tribute to Arapahoe Basin founders Marnie Jump and Max Dercum who passed away this year will take place before the lifts open to the public.

Opening day adult lift tickets will be available for $59, youth tickets, age 15 to 18, will be $49 and child tickets, age 6 to 14, will be $30. The ski and snowboard rental shop, tune shop, food and beverage service, the 6th Alley bar and retail shop will be open to the public.

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Arapahoe Basin Opens October 13, 2011

You could go skiing tomorrow.

Arapahoe Basin Opens October 13, 2011

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