After a great week of snowmaking and several fresh inches of snow, Arapahoe Basin ski area officials announce that opening day for the 2011-2012 ski season will be Thursday, October 13, 2011.  The ski area has only been closed 100 days since last season ended on July 4, 2011.

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Arapahoe Basin opened for the 2011/12 season today at 9:00 am. Skiers and riders were energized to get the season going on A-Basin’s High Noon trail. A-Basin was closed a mere 100 days between the 2010/11 and the 2011/12 season (A-Basin closed for the 2010/11 season on July 4th). The ski area will be open 7 days a week through closing day in June 2012. For more information about Arapahoe Basin snowmaking, terrain and conditions visit The Basin 411 page on the ski area’s website.
http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/snow-conditions/the-basin-411.aspx
Additional trails will be opened as condition warrant and snowmaking will continue as weather permits.