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SAM Magazine—Arapahoe Basin, Colo., Oct. 17, 2012—Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened today at 9 a.m., marking the start to the ski and snowboard season. The Black Mountain Express started at 9:00 a.m. and began serving the intermediate High Noon trail at mid-mountain. The area also has six features in the High Divide Terrain Park. Temperatures were in the 20s, and there was an inch of new snow on an 18-inch base. “We’re extremely excited to be the first ski area to open in Colorado,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin COO. “The staff and I can’t wait to see skiers and riders out on the hill having fun. That’s what we live for.”



First - Second ....It's all good!

The best thing about all of this is the fact that the season has STARTED, wax up and get ON IT !!!

The Battle of the Firsts

Yes, indeed both Wild Mountain and Killington did open last weekend. In fact, we reported on Wild being the first to open in the nation on October 8. And Woodbury Ski Area also opened. We say "marking the start" because A-Basin will now remain open. Wild closed down after that weekend and Killington was open for passholders for a special day. Nonetheless, kudos to all of them for making the effort. We are looking forward to a great season! The SAM Staff.

"marking the start to the ski

"marking the start to the ski and snowboard season" - interesting quote. Wild Mountain opened two weeks ago and Killington opened last week. Very colorado-centric news.

A Basin and New England's Killington

I think it is worth the mention. Killington opened last weekend in Vermont. The mountain opened terrain for season pass riders only. What a novel idea. Give out "first dibs!"