The new ‘Beavers Lift’ | Photo: Al’s Blog

24 Hour: 0″ | 72 Hours: 20″ | Base Depth: 35″

Arapahoe Basin is proud to announce that they are opening a brand new zone to the skiing public today. Ski patrol will dropped the rope on what is known as ‘The Beavers’ this morning and skiers and riders are busy lapping up the pow.

While there is still not enough snow to open the newly inbounds, Steep Gullies, A-Basin is spinning the local favorite chairlift, Pallavicini.

“The Beavers terrain and chairlift will open Monday mid-morning. We will start with Loafer. As the day progresses, we will likely get some of the Dog Woods open. Sometime later tomorrow you should see Davis (and maybe a few more gladed trails) get open.”Al’s Blog
Expect additional openings this upcoming weekend as more snow is currently in the forecast!

Terrain Status:

  • Lifts open: 5/9
  • Trails open: 46/145
Arapahoe Basin, CO – Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) will open its newest terrain expansion, The Beavers, today for the first time. The 468-acre terrain expansion is served by a new quad chairlift running from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. daily. The 34 new runs of the expansion include two new intermediate groomed runs, open bowls and tree skiing.

The expansion also includes the extreme terrain of The Steep Gullies (129 acres) for experts only. This terrain will open as soon as conditions permit. The Steep Gullies are some of the most advanced and challenging terrain in Colorado. The terrain is not lift served and all skiers using this terrain will be required to take a 20-30 minute hike back to the bottom of the Pallavicini Lift.“We’ve been fortunate to have received good snow in October and November. This past week’s storm of an additional 22 inches has given us the opportunity to put the finishing touches on the new terrain. The conditions are fantastic,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin Chief Operating Officer. “We couldn’t be more excited to open this new, lift-served terrain to the public.”

Find up-to-date conditions here: Arapahoe Basin Snow Report

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