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Go Play: A-Basin ski area stays open well into June

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Summit County will stay open for a bonus weekend — June 6-8.
David Camara |


In other news, Aspen Mountain recently announced it would be open to skiers and riders Memorial Day weekend. Read all about it at The Aspen Times — http://www.bit.ly/RSjDtN.

For those die-hard skiers and riders, luck is on your side. Colorado’s own Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin for short) just extended its ski season well into June. Located approximately two-and-a-half hours east from Grand Junction in Summit County, spring skiing is just a car ride away.

So, grab your gear, goggles and dress in layers (it gets mighty hot on the slopes this time of year). One final ski trip may be on the horizon.

According to an A-Basin news release, optimum snow conditions mean this home-grown ski area can open for a “bonus weekend” June 6-8. It was originally supposed to shut down for the season June 1, already well after most other ski areas in the country close each spring.

And if winter persists in the mountains even longer, A-Basin may stay open even later. Stay tuned.

“Since opening the season on October 13, 2013, Arapahoe Basin has received approximately 35 feet (419 inches) of snowfall through May 13, well surpassing the entire 2012-13 season total of 307 inches,” the news release noted. “A-Basin will be closed for regular operations from Monday, June 2 through Thursday, June 5, 2014. Lift-served skiing will resume Friday, June 6, and continue through Sunday, June 8, 2014. If the season is extended further, regular operations will be on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.”

For more information, head to http://www.ArapahoeBasin.com or find A-Basin on Facebook.

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