Arapahoe Basin's 60th Anniversary

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December 4, 2006

ARAPAHOE BASIN, CO - (News Release) - Arapahoe Basin opened for skiing in December of 1946. This Saturday, A-Basin pays tribute to the history of the ski area with a 60th anniversary party.

Sixty years ago the founders of Arapahoe Basin cut down a few trees, created a lift with an army surplus generator and charged $1.25 for a lift ticket, inadvertently creating a legend. A full account of A-Basin's history can be found at

Saturday, December 9, 2006, 60th Anniversary Activities

8:30 a.m. - Ice Sculpture Unveiling

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - DJ in base area

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Summit County Chorale Society

3:00 p.m. - Cake, Hot Drinks, Kids Ski Parade and Founders Introductions

For more information regarding the anniversary party, snow conditions or how to purchase one of the many A-Basin 2006 -2007 season pass options still available, call 1-888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246) or check Arapahoe Basin's web site at