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A-Basin will open for season Friday

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ARAPAHOE BASIN, Colo. – Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will open for the 2016-17 ski and snowboard season on Friday.

Starting at 9 a.m., skiers and snowboarders will be able to access the intermediate High Noon trail via the Black Mountain Express lift.

“This is going to be a tremendous start to the ski season at Arapahoe Basin and in the state of Colorado,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin chief operating officer. “We’ve been fortunate to have optimal conditions for our snowmaking team to get a base on the High Noon trail, and offer our guests skiing and snowboarding in October.”

Tickets and passes are on sale at arapahoebasin.com or on-site from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Current lift ticket window pricing will run through Dec. 16, with adult (ages 19-59) full-day tickets priced at $76, youth (ages 15-18) window tickets priced at $64 and child (ages 6-14) window tickets priced at $38. Children age 5 and under ski free every day of the season. Information about season passes and multi-day tickets can be found at ArapahoeBasin.com.