Arapahoe Basin scheduled to open this Friday

Posted at 4:05 PM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 18:05:26-04

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. – Get those skis and snowboards ready! Colorado ski season officially begins this Friday!

Arapahoe Basin announced Tuesday that it would start up its lifts Friday. The Black Mountain Express lift will start turning at 9:00 a.m., giving skiers and snowboarders access to the intermediate High Noon trail.

“Mother Nature has been kind to the Basin,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin Chief Operating Officer. “It’s exciting to kick off the ski season earlier than usual, and welcome winter back to Colorado.”

Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area battle it out each year to be the first in the state to open. However, there’s no word yet on when Loveland will open. Denver7 has reached out to the ski area to get a date, and we’ll update this story when we hear back.