A-Basin wraps up season

5th June 2010, by Chris Gill

No 'null points' here for snow

No 'null points' here for snow

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado, shuts the lifts for the season on Sunday 6 June – after another eight-month winter. And from the photos it looks like there is plenty of snow left on the mountain.

The US resort has kept top-to-bottom slopes open right to the end, with eight trails and two lifts running. And freestyle fans still have a variety of jumps and rails available in the terrain park.

Eager riders have been enjoying quiet, summer snow conditions for the past few days. There’ll be a few more folk around for the annual pond-skiing party. You need every ounce of speed and balance to attempt to ski or board across a slushy, ice-cold lake though - but it’s all a lark for those brave enough to have a go. Lake Reveal is a natural lake that forms at mid-mountain every spring.

And the final day of the season will also be the last time anyone rides the Exhibition lift, which is being replaced with a swanky new quad for next winter.

So, will Arapahoe Basin be the first US resort to open for 2010/11? Or will it be Loveland …

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