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Monday’s Snow A Huge Gift For Skiers, Boarders

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A boarder at Arapahoe Basin (credit: CBS)

A boarder at Arapahoe Basin (credit: CBS)

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – At Arapahoe Basin Ski Area they had two waves of snow come through on Monday. The first one on Monday morning dropped about an inch or two in Summit County. Then from about 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. another 2 inches fell.

It was good news for Arapahoe Basin where they’ve missed out on the last couple of storms.

“We’re off to little bit of a slow start this year but the quality of snow is still as nice as it was last year. The elevation up here definitely helps out,” an A-Basin official said.

A-Basin was practically buried in snow last year and stayed open until the Fourth of July. Only 11 runs are open right now and little terrain has been opened since Thanksgiving.

“If they’re going to get two storms they need at least 8 inches to a foot out of each one,” a skier said.

The storm track appears to be shifting and finally bringing plenty of snow.

“We’ll take any snow that we get and we’re putting it to good use too,” the A-Basin official said.

An A-Basin employee told CBS4’s Jeff Todd they need about 8 inches to open up new terrain.

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