The Denver Post is reporting that Arapahoe Basin is the only Colorado ski resort still considering spinning lifts again this ski season. This comes after Colorado Gov. Jared Polis extended a ban on downhill skiing until May 23.
Warm temperatures has led to wet slides on A-Basins closed terrain.
“It’s not so much the exposure on the slopes. That’s a real thing, but if you keep related parties to a chairlift, that can be minimized. It’s really about whether our communities that are hosts to the ski area are really ready to receive visitor and tourism,” Polis said.
Arapahoe Basin seems to be up to the challenge of operating a ski hill in the pandemic age. The ski area communications manager Katherine Fuller told The Denver Post that there is still hope for some spring turns.
“The governor’s most recent order extending the ski area closure to May 23 does not change anything for Arapahoe Basin. We will continue our efforts to open as soon as it makes sense for our community. Because our season is scheduled to last until June 7, at least, we believe we still have time,” she wrote in an email Friday.