Arapahoe Basin opens for 2011-12 ski season Thursday
The Black Mountain Express chairlift will open to the public at 9 a.m. on Thursday. The Summit County ski area high on the Continental Divide will offer an 18-inch base on the intermediate High Noon run, along with several features in the High Divide Terrain Park. There will be no beginner skiing on opening day.
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 cost for $59; youth tickets age 15-18 will be $49; and child tickets age 6-14 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. Snow sports lessons will be available on a limited basis.
Local radio station, KYSL will be doing a live morning show and giving away lift tickets on-air. KSMT will also be on site in the base area with a live remote, playing music and handing out giveaways.
A-Basin's Bonus Passes are available while supplies last for $389. Bonus Pass holders receives unlimited skiing or riding at A-Basin for the 2011-2012 ski season and five non-transferable ski days at Keystone or Breckenridge.
One of those days can be used at Vail or Beaver Creek (some restrictions apply). A-Basin only passes are also available. For more information go to www.arapahoebasin.com.
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