Arapahoe Basin is known for being one of, if not the first ski area in Colorado to open first. This season is no exception. Opening day is Friday (October 20). Last year, the ski resort opened on October 21

A-Basin will offer full-day lift tickets for $79.00 through December 15. They also have a limited number of special discount tickets available daily.

Loveland Ski Area, which is A-Basin's top competitor to see who can open first, hasn't announced an official opening day. Weather permitting, it is possible Loveland may join A-Basin as one of the first two ski resorts to open in Colorado this season.

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