Jun 21, 2014 11:29 PM by Maddie Garrett
It might be the first official day of summer, but this weekend is the last one for skiing and snowboarding in Colorado. Arapahoe Basin will finally close its lifts the weekend of June 20-22, after one of the longest seasons in its history.
A-Basin said this wasn't the longest season ever, but with so much snow this year, it was able to extend the ski season past the initial closing date of June 1, 2014.
The mountain received more than 440 inches of snow, and stayed open for 241 days, that's a total of eight months. A-Basin said this season was one of the busiest and most successful ski and ride seasons it's had on the books.
"From our October 13 opening to the 6th Alley Bar & Grill remodel, to those extraordinary mid-season powder days to the summer skiing - this has certainly been one of the most amazing ski seasons Arapahoe Basin has ever had," said Alan Henceroth, A-Basin's Chief Operating Officer.
There were some dedicated skiers and snowboarders at A-Basin to close down one of the snowiest seasons in a long time.
Photo Courtesy: Arapahoe Basin