One Colorado Ski Resort Opens Friday Oct 11, 2017

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Opening Day

Arapahoe Basin in Colorado is set to open this Friday!

Wait, that’s Friday the 13th… in October!

Who cares!? It’s the ski season and an official opening day is nothing but good luck for all of the skiers and riders looking to hit the slopes!

For details on opening and ticket prices– click the picture below:

The first chair heads up the mountain at 9 am. For those in the know, the one lift will be Black Mountain Express.

But if you’re hoping to catch the first chair of the year, you better get in line now! In past years, die-hard shredders have been known to arrive on location almost 3 days in advance!

It Gets Better

Rumor has it, all this cold weather and early snow might actually help the folks at the Basin open a second run post haste!

It’s not a rumor! (Our web manager made me remove the Arnold gif)

All jokes aside, here’s the Basin’s Adrienne Isaac giving us the exclusive details!

Arapahoe Basin Opens Friday

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area ski area opens this Friday! And thanks to some favorable conditions this year, the white ribbon of death might have some company!

Posted by Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Forecast

I don’t think I could forecast a better opening day if I tried!

The only drawback is that it’ll be a bit on the windy side. Winds will be around 20 mph with gusts even higher on Friday and Saturday.

Pro Tip

If you wait until Monday to get those first turns of the season, not only will the lines die down– but the wind as well.

I've been waiting years for this view!

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