Sunday, February 20, 2011
NEW BOOTS, NEW RESORT and NEW BUNKMATES
Spent a day sorting out some boots, it was cheaper to buy than rent and to buy I had to find a seller who would let me hand carry the boots out of the store as my skis have bindings that they will no longer adjust. [ Nice racket to sell more kit ! ]
So it was off to Arapaho Ski Basin known as A Basin by the locals who ski there rather than the tonier places like Vail or Breckenridge. Simpler facilities and no ski hosts or people to carry your skis for you but the day was sunny, the snow good and I had a great day.
I liked the exterior bar made out of ice.
BUT THERE IS CRAZY SIDE TO ARAPAHO
Arapahoe Basin's infamous "Beach" scene cannot be replicated by any other ski resort in Colorado. The Early Riser parking lot is home to a stretch of prime real estate known as the "Beach." The Beach backs up to the three lower mountain chairlifts, snow and great skiable terrain.
Come Saturday and Sunday, it is home to birthday celebrations, events, employee parties and crazy costumes.
Due to its popularity, the Beach fills up fast! Availability for reservations start February 19, 2011. There are 10 spots total.
Starting February 19, 2011
Monday through Thursday $100 per spot
Fridays $150 per spot
Saturday and Sunday $175 per spot
Posted by John Duncker at 7:47 PM