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Arapahoe Basin extends ski season through June 22

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Great news from our friends at A-Basin! Colorado’s ski season has been officially extended through June 22. Here’s how it works: A-Basin will be open daily until Sunday, June 1, then open Friday through Sundays, June 6-8, June 13-15 and June 20-22. Awesome!

An extension through July 4 has not been ruled out. Arapahoe Basin has extended its season to the Fourth of July several times over the course of its history: 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 2011.

A-Basin has been open this season since Oct. 13 of last year, meaning the season will end with at least eight months of skiing at The Legend. A-Basin has received over 440 inches of snow, with surprise accumulations in late May, allowing the ski area to extend its operations beyond its scheduled closing date. This May, A-Basin had 15 days with measurable snowfall accumulations, totaling 47 inches of snow for the month.

During its extended summer season, the Black Mountain Express and Lenawee Mountain lifts will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A-Basin will be closed for regular operations Monday through Thursday starting June 2, 2014. Lift-served skiing will resume on Friday, June 6, and from then, lift-served skiing will be offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only through June 22.

All 2013-14 A-Basin season passes, the A-Basin Spring ’14 Pass, and all Vail Resorts season passes good at A-Basin will be valid with no additional charge during the bonus weekends. The majority of open terrain will be top-to-bottom intermediate trails, with the possibility of limited beginner (green) skiing from the Black Mountain Express lift.

Ski and snowboard rentals will be available for ages 3 and up every day that the lifts are operating. The A-Basin Snowsports School is closed for the season, and will not be offering lessons during the summer season.

Special two and three-day tickets are available for use on the bonus weekends only, and can be purchased online or at the mountain. These tickets can be used any day of the bonus weekends. Two-day tickets valid during the summer season are $72 for adults (ages 15+) and $50 for children (ages 6-14).

Three-day tickets valid during the summer season are $99 for adults (ages 15+) and $60 for children (ages 6-14). For up-to-date info on summer season terrain, ticket pricing and skier services, go to A-Basin’s Summer Ski page (