Spring at Arapahoe Basin, Day 7

On the seventh day of skiing, Arapahoe Basin gave to me, 3 inches of fresh snow! Unfortunately not quite near the upper range of 8 inches that was forecast but at least it wasn’t busy all day and I never had to wait in a line. Overall yet another fantastic day of skiing and the last of this trip and season! Hopefully by the 2021/2022 season all the pandemic related changes will no longer be necessary.

I went up the mountain today right after they started letting people onto the lifts. Not quite first chair but close enough. Other than some grooming, ski area staff, and uphill access people, the snow was untouched and beautiful! And the sun was shining as it would throughout the day.

The first trip back down to mid-mountain was excellent! I did one trail that was mostly fresh snow atop terrain that was last groomed the previous morning, and continued on another that was groomed a bit before it stopped snowing.

Luckily it wasn’t very busy at all so the new snow as well as groomed trails lasted longer than on a busy day. This sequence of photos shows the condition of the snow through time. There’s a few natural places to photograph from as well as some scenes I particularly enjoy so I tend to photograph them all the time!

Gallery: https://gallery.thesun.arfycat.com/Galleries/USA/Colorado/Rocky-Mountains-2021-04/Arapahoe-Basin/Day-7