Arapahoe Basin Gets Pounded by Late Season Storm

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on April 21, 2009 4:00 pm

On the Arapahoe Basin webiste, the designation under “Conditions” is a simple “P/PP” for powder & packed powder.  That might be a good summation, but to those who witnessed this past weekend’s massive storm, surely a simple P/PP does not tell the whole story.  In fact the P/PP up at Arapahoe Basin right now represents the best P/PP of the season for the Colorado resort.  This is not slighting December through March, it’s simply an overwhelming endorsement of April. 

Confusion has befallen the Weather Gods and their usage of the correct seasonal storm schedule.  Skiers and boarders have been careful not to ask jinxing questions about a mid April storm that dropped over FIVE FEET of new snow on Arapahoe Basin.  Just get up there and ski.

When it comes to the Last Resort Standing each year, you know Arapahoe Basin will always be a contender.  The mountain has the stats to justify its mid-October to July season.  A summit elevation of 13,050 feet means A-Basin owns the highest skiable terrain in North America.  The mountain faces north/northeast also helping extend its season.  Add those stats to the recent juiced-up storm, and yes, A-Basin should have an asterisk next to its name in the record books.

photo by jmanecke

 

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