Arapahoe Basin to Open for Season on Oct. 10

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SAM Magazine-Arapahoe Basin, Colo., Oct. 9, 2007-Arapahoe Basin will open on Oct. 10 for the 2007-2008 ski season. This marks the Basin's earliest opening in its 61 years of operation and the second year it has been the first area in the country to open.

The Exhibition chair will open to the public at 9 a.m. Skiers and riders will find an 18-inch base on the intermediate High Noon run and some features in the High Divide terrain park. The will be no beginner terrain open at this time.

Opening day adult lift tickets will be $45, youth tickets (age 15 to 19), $39, and child tickets , $22. Ski and snowboard rentals, food and beverage service in the A-Frame, the 6th Alley bar and retail shop will be open. Snow school lessons will begin when the Molly Hogan Learning Center opens later in November.

A-Basin's Bonus Passes are available while supplies last for $309. The Bonus pass holder receives unlimited skiing or riding at A-Basin for the 2007-2008 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.