Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Postpones Opening

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October 20, 2005

Arapahoe Basin, CO - (Press Release) - Arapahoe Basin will not open this Friday, October 21 on its tentative scheduled opening date.

Recent snowfall at the area has been beneficial, but the warm temperaturesin the last week have delayed the ski area's opening. A-Basin officials decided this morning that the ski area would benefit from additional snowmaking in order to deliver a quality product to its guest. "The decision to open the ski area is on a day to day basis. We hope to open as soon as possible, says Alan Henceroth, Chief Operating Officer at Arapahoe Basin. Ski area officials will announce a new opening date when conditions reach a satisfactory level. The opening could be as early as this weekend.

For up to date information on the opening date please check A-Basin's snow phone at 1-888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246) or the ski area's home page at