A-Basin info

A-Basin info

Post by Jim Woodsi » Sat, 08 Oct 1994 20:03:35


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.
Thanks.


 
 
 

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Post by Roger C Morr » Sat, 08 Oct 1994 22:08:22

A-Basin is open through Memorial Day weekend, and sometimes later (depending
on snow depth). The Ptarmigan Best Western in Dillon is a good place to stay.
It's only about 15 minutes from A-Basin. And the Arapaho Cafe (right next door)
has good food and good service at reasonable prices.

The skiing conditions at A-basin should still be good in April. And if it's an
above average year, you may even be able to ski at Keystone, Copper Mountain, or
Breckenridge (all part of the Summit County ski experience). Good luck!

rcm

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Post by Chester Bullo » Sun, 09 Oct 1994 02:55:45


Quote:

>A-Basin is open through Memorial Day weekend, and sometimes later (depending
>on snow depth). The Ptarmigan Best Western in Dillon is a good place to stay.
>It's only about 15 minutes from A-Basin. And the Arapaho Cafe (right next door)
>has good food and good service at reasonable prices.

>The skiing conditions at A-basin should still be good in April. And if it's an
>above average year, you may even be able to ski at Keystone, Copper Mountain, or
>Breckenridge (all part of the Summit County ski experience). Good luck!

>rcm

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Two years ago they skiied until the 4th of July at A-Basin.  This year
they went until June 13 I believe.
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Post by Michael MacDona » Sun, 09 Oct 1994 05:00:21


Quote:
>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.
>Thanks.

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
afterward.

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.

Have fun!
-Mike

 
 
 

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Post by Bruce Jorda » Sun, 09 Oct 1994 14:47:50

Seems like yoiu have gotten some great feedback, but I just
wanted to throw in that A-Basin closed this year June 12th. I
remember because I got married that day and got here from
Dallas on the 13th. Too late, but what the hell. I live here in
CO now. Also, as you probbly know, A-Basin is one of the
origional Rocky Mountain ski areas. I skied it the first time
in 1960 and it had whiskers then. You will love it and like
everyone else has said, there is lots of other options once you
are there. See you on the hill!

Ski Heil!

Bruski

 
 
 

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Post by John H. Cro » Mon, 10 Oct 1994 14:01:21

Keystone, A-Basin, and now Breckenridge now have the same ownership
and lift ticket.  A-Basin is great most of the time in April.  The
area actually gets its greatest snowfalls in March and April.  Great
fun.  I do not have the number with me because I am travelling but
the resort has an 800 number that you can call.  In April the rates
for rooms and skiing drop quite a bit.  There is very little for
beginners but if you are at least an intermediate you will have a
great time.  You will find yourself surrounded by serious skiers and
snowboarders.  High quality and having fun.  Check your brain at the
base of the mountain!

Regards

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John

 
 
 

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Post by Roger C Morr » Mon, 10 Oct 1994 21:34:03

The 800 number for A-Basin/Keystone is 1-800-222-0188
The 800 number for Ski the Summit is 1-800-282-6008
Note: I wrote these numbers down in 1992, but they still worked last season.

rcm

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Post by Neal Bau » Wed, 12 Oct 1994 01:56:35

: Two years ago they skiied until the 4th of July at A-Basin.

They were OPEN on the 4th, but you couldn't really call it skiing.
That year there was decent skiing until the first week or so of June.
After that it was pretty bleak.  (No snow at the base, ride base lift
without skies, hike to next lift (crossing a creek in the process), etc.,
all in order to get to 100 yards of ice that was deluged with desperate
skiers.)

Neal

 
 
 

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Post by The DU » Fri, 14 Oct 1994 01:54:21


Quote:
> The 800 number for A-Basin/Keystone is 1-800-222-0188
> The 800 number for Ski the Summit is 1-800-282-6008
> Note: I wrote these numbers down in 1992, but they still worked last season.

> rcm

Actually I called a couple of numbers for Ski the Summit :

        Central Reservations (which sends out trail maps) > 1-800-365-6365
        Ski the Summit > 1-800-443-5500
        Copper Mountain > 1-800-458-8386 (follow directions on the recording)

Hope this helps...

The DUKE