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A-Basin opens ski season Wednesday

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado
Courtesy Arapahoe Basin Ski AreaA-Basin has been making snow in preparation for opening day today. This will be the earliest the resort has ever opened.

ARAPAHOE BASIN ” A-Basin once again has won the race to open the slopes first.

This year, it even beat itself.

The mountain opens Wednesday, the earliest is has opened in its 61 year history.

The Exhibition chair will open at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Skiers and snowboarders will find an 18-inch base on the intermediate High Noon run and some features in the High Divide terrain park. There is no beginner skiing.

Opening later this season for the first time is A-Basin’s Montezuma Bowl, 400 acres of lift-served groomed runs, glades, chutes and bowl skiing. It is expected to open in late December.

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Opening day adult lift tickets will be available for $45, youth tickets age 15 – 19 will be $39 and child tickets age 6-14 will be $22.

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