Red, White and Basin: Ski the 4th of July at Arapahoe Basin!
Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin) will be open for skiing and snowboarding on Thursday, July 4, 2019. July 4 will be the official closing day for A-Basin’s 2018-19 winter season, capping off the longest ski season in Colorado that began October 19, 2018. The last time A-Basin was open on July 4 was 2011. Its longest season was in 1995 when the ski area stayed open until August 10.
A-Basin is able to stay open in large part thanks to higher-than-average snowfall totals and lower-than-average temperatures in the months of March and May, including nearly seven feet of snow falling during March. Even so, it was not a record snowfall year for the ski area. At the start of June, A-Basin was at 106 percent of average snowfall (about 375 inches). Other contributing factors to A-Basin’s late season are its northern-facing frontside slopes and high elevation (10,780’ base; 12,500’ at the top of the highest lifts; 13,050’ peak).
“We love that we’re able to do this. If we can offer a good experience this late in the season then we will, and we think it’s pretty amazing.” – Alan Henceroth, A-Basin COO
A-Basin will have top-to-bottom skiing available serviced by two lifts and several runs. Visitors are being encouraged to stay on the upper part of the mountain accessed by the Lenawee Lift where coverage is optimal. There is no beginner skiing available. Visitors are also strongly encouraged to carpool because it will very crowded.
JULY 4 DETAILS
Lift hours: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lifts open: Black Mountain Express and Lenawee
Adult lift ticket price: $69 for a full-day lift ticket (no half-day tickets available). Show a season ski pass that was valid anywhere in the world this season to get a $59 lift ticket.
Rentals: Will be available
The Beach: Spots will be first-come, first-served
Food: The 6th Alley Bar and Grill will be open 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (last call 3:30 p.m.)
More information: Arapahoe Basin
We’ve written before how A-Basin went the other way of most ski areas, and left their allegiance to the Epic Pass. Read about it here.
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