Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Colorado Loves Winter
SUMMIT COUNTY – They have done it again. For the second year in a row Arapahoe Basin is the first ski resort to open in Colorado and in the country. In 2006, A-Basin opened on October 13 and this year they opened their first lift on October 10, the earliest ever in the resort's 61 years of operation.
"We keep getting our earliest opening ever, and every year we do that, so I'm wondering when it's going to stop – September? August?" said Mark LaFlamme with the A-Basin snowmaking crew.
The lines started forming overnight but at 9 a.m. Wednesday the Exhibition chair lift started hauling skiers and riders alike as they prepare for the first run of the season.
A-Basin officials say they have 18-inches of base on the intermediate High Noon run in addition to some features in the High Divide terrain park.
Thanks for visiting.