PHOTOS: Arapahoe Basin, CO Began Winter 2019/20 Yesterday with Savage Last Minute Announcement!

Arapahoe Basin, colorado, opening day
And they’re off… (last season’s picture!). Credit: Liftopia

When Keystone, CO announced yesterday they would open for the season on Saturday 12th October, it was assumed the Epic resort had won the #RaceToOpen, beating Arapahoe Basin and Loveland over the line.

But Ikon resort A-Basin was having none of that. In a savage last-minute twist, they announced within an hour that they would open later that day, on Friday 11th October.

Keystone: We’re first. A-Basin: Hold my beer… Credit: @locals_liquor

They had the lifts turning from 3:30 pm until 5:30 pm, and despite the short notice, there was a line of eager shredders ready to make their first turns of winter 2019/20.

BOOM! And just like that, the North American ski season is underway…

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado, opening day
Stoked! Credit: @mike_browning77
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado, opening day
Opening day pose… Credit: @summitgapergirl
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado, opening day
First turns of the season. Credit: @thegreenrider_
Opening day yesterday. Credit: Jeff Wheatley
Arapahoe Basin, colorado, opening day
Lines for turns. Credit: Norski Sports