Sunday, June 7, 2009

Colorado Ski Season Ends Today

Arapahoe Basin will close for the season after Sunday, ending the Colorado downhill ski and snowboard season that began almost eight months ago.
Arapahoe Basin is situated high on the Continental Divide. It offers the highest skiable terrain in North America. The Summit County ski resort typically stays open longer than any other Colorado ski hill (typically opening in October and staying open until early June) because of its elevation, with a base at 10,780 feet above sea level and lifts topping out at 12,472 feet. As of Friday, Arapahoe Basin reported spring conditions and a 31-inch base, two of seven lifts in operation and 130 of 900 acres in operation. Only intermediate skiing is available on the mountain at this time.