A-Basin to reopen with 'limited skier services'

KUSA - A Colorado ski resort stayed closed a little while longer thanks to conditions you can partially blame on too much snow.

Arapahoe Basin stayed closed for hours Wednesday while the Colorado Department of Transportation finished avalanche mitigation work on Loveland Pass. The resort said at around 12:45 p.m. that it planned to reopen the Black Mountain Express and Pallavicini lifts. 

The resort does not expect to have any rental shops open, places to eat or stores open until Thursday morning, when they plan to resume normal operations. 

CDOT tweeted Wednesday morning that it would close US 6 over Loveland Pass for “an extended period” as it works on avalanche reduction.

This comes one day after A-Basin announced it was closing at 1 p.m. due to avalanche concerns on the notoriously dicey pass.

It wasn’t the first Colorado ski resort forced to close due to too much snow.

Monarch Mountain and Crested Butte both closed due to avalanche danger and snowy passes. They saw 30 inches in 48 hours!

When Arapahoe Basin can reopen, conditions will be epic. The resort has seen more than a foot of powder over the past day!

Summit County is on pace for its best January snowfall in 100 years, with 38 inches already in 2017.

(© 2017 KUSA)


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