The Weather Channel announced yesterday it will be giving blizzards names just like those given to tropical storms. “The new naming system will raise awareness and reduce the risks, danger and confusion for consumers in the storm’s paths”, Weather Channel said.
October 3, 2012
A-Basin officially opened for the 2011 – 2012 ski season on Thursday October 13th just 100 days after closing on July 4th. Snowmakers at the mountain worked throughout the week to create an 18 inch base on the intermediate High Noon run along with several features in the High Divide Terrain Park. There is no beginner skiing open at the mountain.
Several inches of fresh snow this week helped snowmakers finish the task and open Black Mountain Express on Thursday.
Loveland Ski Area opens Friday October 14th.
Snowmaking will begin in Summit County the first week of October. Keystone will open November 4th, Copper Mountain November 4th, and Breckenridge November 11th. Yahoo!
Arapahoe Basin will be open daily until June 5th and will reopen for at least two, 3 day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) weekends in June. It is reporting a 94 ” base and forecasts call for 6″ – 12″ of snow May 18 – May 19.
Arapahoe Basin is shakin’ it up with it’s line up of free bands playing every Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the base of the mountain. May 7 – The Open Space Band plays outlaw bluegrass. May 14 – iRoc plays Marley, Sublime, The Doors, Zeppelin and funky originals. May 21 – The Hazel Miller Band belts out soulful blues, jazz, gospel and pop music. She has opened for The Temptations, James Brown and Mel Torme. May 28 – Coral Creek fuses acoustic, bluegrass, calypso, rock, reggae, funk and country into a Rocky Mountain reef style. Covers The Band, Grateful Dead, CSN, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Stones, Dylan and Buffet. May 29 – The New Classic Band teases with classic 70′s and 80′s cover classic rock dance tunes. Noonan
On May 6, 2011 students from the Breckenridge and Dillon Colorado Mountain College campuses earned 87 Associates Degrees and 8 Occupational Certificates at the Keystone Conference Center. Congrats to all for your efforts and wish you much success in your chosen endeavors.