>I am thinking of going out west to ski sometime in April (possibly) and have
>heard A-Basin has a long season. Can anyone give me any info on it during
>this time of year? Actually, any info on A-Basin would be appreciated, i.e.,
>general opinions, places to stay, expense, places to eat, things to do, etc.
Jim -- A-Basin should be in fantastic shape next April. I've skiied there
many times, most recently on 5/14 earlier this year. 95% of the mountain
was open and well-covered by snow. 2" of fresh May "powder" fell the night
before. It was fantastic. Expect even better conditions in April. Snow
typically falls on A-Basin throughout that month.
The best place to stay in the area is at Keystone, a 10 minute drive to
the west. Here you'll find everything from hotel-type accomodations to
luxurious condos. The great thing about Keystone is that there's lots of
restaurants and facilities on site (shops, health clubs, etc.) Prices are
steep while Keystone is open (usually until 4/15), but drop significantly
While you're in the area, give Loveland a try. It's about 20 minutes
north of A-Basin. Not as nice as Arapahoe, but worth a few turns. Copper
and Breckenridge should be open too. Both are fantastic, even in late-April.