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A-Basin Will Open Thursday, Comes for Loveland's Thunder

Arapahoe Basin will have an October Opening Day after all. The Summit County ski area has been able to make enough snow in the past week or so that it will be able to open to skiers at 9 a.m. Thursday. If that date and time sound familiar, it's because that's when Loveland Ski Area just announced it would open. Nothing wrong with some healthy competition to kick off Colorado's ski season, but who's going to claim victory?

On Thursday morning, A-Basin's Black Mountain Express lift will take skiers and riders to mid-mountain, where they will make their way back down the High Noon intermediate trail.

There will be a smattering of services open Thursday, including Legends Café for breakfast, Black Mountain Lodge for lunch, and full service at the 6th Alley Bar & Grill. Mug Club sales also start Thursday at 8 a.m for $45 — free morning beer included. The window ticket rate to start the season will be $76 for adults. Find more pricing information at A-Basin's website.

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