If you haven't waxed your skis or snowboard yet, now's the time. The 2013-2014 Colorado ski season will officially start this Sunday, Oct. 13, with the opening of Arapahoe Basin. The Summit County ski area will operate one chair (the Black Mountain Express) serving the High Noon trail.
The opening comes four days earlier than last year, after a series of winter-like storms rolled through the Colorado mountains in late September and early October.
“This is a very exciting time for us, and all of Colorado,” Arapahoe Basin Vice President and COO Alan Henceroth said in a statement. “We’ve had tremendous early season snowmaking and natural snow, and we can’t wait to kick off the 2013-14 ski and ride season.”
Read more about opening day on Al's Blog.
The ski area will offer rental services, and will open restaurant facilities at the base area A-frame and at Black Mountain Lodge. While wrapping up a $1 million renovation of the 6th Alley Bar & Grill, a temporary bar will be set up in the A-frame.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at ArapahoeBasin.com and urrent lift ticket window pricing will run through December 20, 2013, with adult (ages 19-59) full-day tickets priced at $67, youth (ages 15-18) window tickets priced at $55 and child (ages 6-14) window tickets priced at $32. Children under age 5 ski free every day all season.