If you weren’t already excited for the upcoming ski season, you should be now: Arapahoe Basin began snowmaking operations this weekend.
“Last night the temperatures were perfect for snowmaking and we started making snow,” COO Alan Henceroth said in a blog post. “You guys know what that means, we are just that much closer to ski season.”
Powder days will look a bit different this year, with some resorts moving to a reservation system due to the coronavirus pandemic. Arapahoe Basin currently has no plans to require reservations, but passes will be limited and single-day lift tickets will need to be purchased in advance online.
As of right now, A-Basin plans to open in mid-October. Last year, just after Keystone announced its plans to be the first North American ski area to open for the 2020-21 season on Oct. 12, A-Basin pulled a fast one and opened at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 11.