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Arapahoe Basin Launches Legendary Spring Ski Season

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Arapahoe Basin, CO – April 20, 2005 -While other ski areas have wrapped things up for the season, Arapahoe Basin is just hitting its stride. When April hits, A-Basin becomes the Mecca of snow, spring skiing and riding, terrain parks, live entertainment, spring events, camps and clinics, and spring discounts. With all of this, plus a foot and a half of snow to date in April, Arapahoe Basin is the place to ski and board this spring and enjoy the world famous A-Basin beach.

A-Basin currently has a 54 midway base and is 100% open. All skierservices are available including ski and ride school, rental, retail,weekend tiki bar and food and beverage.

2005 SPRING DEALS

Lift tickets:

$10 lift ticket per day available for the beginner hill, lift and magic carpet – MollyHogan for child or adult. Now’s the time to learn with soft snow and warmer weather.

Lessons:

$200 Learn to Ski or Board package. Includes a 2004-05 A-Basin season pass, up to four 2-hr group lessons and rentals for the lesson day. See the hot deal on www.arapahoebasin.com for more details.

Lodging:

Stay at Keystone and Ski A-Basin Free – Now through May 26, 2005. Rooms start at just $72 per person/per night and includes A-Basin lift tickets. Call Keystone at 1-800-438-7260 for details and reservations. Some restrictions may apply.

A-Basin offers an on-line coupon for a spring 2005 4-pack of tickets for only $99. Check www.arapahoebasin.com/hotdealsto down load the coupon and redeem at the A-Basin ticket office. The 2005-06 Bonus and A-Basin only passes are also now available. Use the 2005-06 season pass at A-Basin for the remainder of the 2004-05 ski season. Call 1-888-ARAPAHOE for prices and more information.

2005 SPRING EVENTS

April, 2005
20 – 16th Annual Enduro to benefit Todd Trenchard
22 – Earth Day Celebration
23 – Tele Clinic
23 – Big Mountain Clinic
23 – Hip Hop Band Day in Base Area
27 – KSMT Local’s Appreciation Day
27 – Rail Jam in the Base Area
30 – The Grind Adventure Race with $250 cash prize to top male and femaleMay, 2005
Free Rail Jams every Saturday in May
1 – Red Ball Beach Bash – Rotary Fund Raiser.
7 – 2nd Annual Huck, Rock & Roll Terrain Park Event
7 & 8 – Freestyle Camp
10 – 12 – Spring Training Camps
29 – Memorial Weekend Beach Party/ 4th Annual Festival of the BrewpubsJune, 2005
5 – Closing DayMAY SHAKIN’ AT THE BASIN FREE CONCERT SERIES
Free live entertainment in the base area – most bands start at 1:00 p.m. May
1 – Dan Walker – Acoustic guitar; Something Underground – Rock, blues, funkand folk
7 – Soul Reclusion – Hip Hop
14 – Little Hercules – Funk
21 – Nocturnal Tomatoes – Rock and Blues
28 – Bop Skizzum – Funk
29 – Arnie J. Green – Blues Groove
30 – Opie Gone Bad – Funky Rock*** All dates are tentative and weather dependentFor more information regarding discounts, spring events or the HighAdventure Series, call 1-888-ARAPAHOE. Check out our web site atwww.arapahoebasin.com for additional information and current snowconditions.