A-Basin Extends To ‘Summer Season’ -- 3 Weekends In June
Not ready to pack it in yet? No need. Arapahoe Basin, Colo. will once again extend skiing and riding – this time for three weekends in June – into the “summer season.’
The ski area was slated to close June 1, and will, but will re-open June 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22 for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.
A-Basin has received more than 440 inches of snow this season, with surprise accumulations in late May allowing for the ski area to extend its operations beyond its scheduled closing date. The ski area had 15 days with measurable snowfall accumulations in May alone, totaling 47 inches of snow for the month.
The Black Mountain Express and Lenawee Mountain lifts will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
All 2013-14 A-Basin season passes, the A-Basin Spring ’14 Pass, and all Vail Resorts season passes good at A-Basin will be valid with no additional charge during the bonus weekends. The majority of open terrain will be top-to-bottom intermediate trails, with the possibility of limited beginner (“green”) skiing from the Black Mountain Express lift.
Ski and snowboard rentals will be available for ages 3 and up every day that the lifts are operating. The A-Basin Snowsports School is closed for the season, and will not be offering lessons.
Special two and three-day tickets are available for use on the bonus weekends only, and can be purchased online http://tickets.arapahoebasin.com or at the mountain. These tickets can be used any day of the bonus weekends. Two-day tickets valid during the summer season are $72 for adults (ages 15+) and $50 for children (ages 6-14). Three-day tickets valid during the summer season are $99 for adults (ages 15+) and $60 for children (ages 6-14).
Photo: Colorado's A-Basin extends season into "summer." (A-Basin/Facebook)