Ski season has officially started in Colorado with the opening of Arapahoe Basin.
Skiers and snowboarders on Colorado’s Front Range might not have been thinking about hitting the slopes with temperatures that averaged well above normal this week, but the ski season starts on Friday.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will open Friday, the first resort in the United States this season.
The snow making guns are running at Arapahoe Basin in preparation for the upcoming ski and snowboarding season.
Even though it’s June, ski season is still going strong.
In a statement Tuesday, officials at the Arapahoe Basin ski resort said after receiving two feet of snow, they will be open the weekend of June 6-8. Weekday skiing, though, ends June 1.
The Loveland ski area has just surpassed 300 inches of snow for the season.
With the threat of more snow combined with what has already accumulated, Colorado Department of Transportation crews have been busier than ever monitoring avalanche paths in the high country.
It’s a very quiet day so far at A-Basin. The Summit County ski resort is inaccessible because of avalanche prevention work.
A man who died after skiing at Arapahoe Basin has been identified as 45-year-old Eric Larson of Lafayette, Colo.