Arapahoe Basin Opens Back Up — Saves the Season and Gives Hope to a Beleaguered Industry and its People

Arapahoe Basin Opens Back Up — Saves the Season and Gives Hope to a Beleaguered Industry and its People
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After more than 70 days of being shut down due to CDC regulations in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Arapahoe Basin flipped the switch and its lifts spun again on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, following approval of Summit County’s request for a variance from the state public health order by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment..

Just as quickly as the official ski season had come to a screeching catastrophic halt, it looked as if it might be opening back up again. And when I heard the news, my soul swelled with joy and excitement. Obviously not just because I could go skiing again — I honestly could have been skiing in the backcountry and in restricted and questionable areas as much as I wanted this entire quarantine/safe-at-home and then “safer-at-home” (which apparently Colorado recreationists didn’t understand or pay attention to whatsoever), but I wasn’t. 

But now, just one day last week, whic.... Continue Reading at Elevation Outdoors



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