Arapahoe Basin, CO Oct. 14, 2003--Last night A-Basin had its best snowmaking effort since it started blowingsnow last week. Ten guns blew snow over High Noon creating some snow whales three feet deep. The ski area has been tentative in announcing its opening dateas not to be overzealous. Ski area officials are fairly confident that ifthe weather says cool as it has the last few nights, the October 24, date isrealistic. The ski area plans to open with one lift, Exhibition, and onerun, High Noon, from midway to the base area. A-Basin continues tochallenge its competitors to be the first ski area to open in Colorado forthe 2003-04 ski season.