Montezuma Bowl at Arapahoe Basin to open Tuesday


Patrol checks out Montezuma Bowl. You know you want some. (Courtesy Arapahoe Basin)

Arapahoe Basin announced today that Montezuma Bowl will open at 11 am on Tuesday, December 30, 2008. About 180 acres will open, which is less than half of the terrain in Montezuma, but it’s still 180 acres of mostly untracked snow. Besides, your Colorado Pass is restricted at Vail and Beaver Creek through Wednesday.

While you’re waiting for the rope to drop, be sure to grab breakfast at A-Basin’s excellent The Legends Café. The Skiers Breakfast and Boarders Breakfast both rock for $5. You can’t go wrong with eggs, tater tots, biscuits and gravy to power you through the day.

Here’s the press release:


Montezuma Bowl Opens for its Second Season

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado – December 28, 2008 – Arapahoe Basin’s Montezuma Bowl will open to the public at 11am, Tuesday, December 30. Great early season snowfall allowed for staff to groom and open the terrain two weeks earlier than expected. The Zuma chair lift will give skiers and riders access to 18 intermediate, advanced and expert runs; approximately 180 acres of Montezuma Bowl.

Montezuma Bowl opened for its inaugural season in January of 2008. The expansion increased the ski area’s terrain by 80 percent. The 400-acre Montezuma Bowl, located on the backside of Arapahoe Basin, was the nation’s largest terrain expansion for the 2007-2008 ski season.

Arapahoe Basin continues to grow and this year a $1.2 million parking expansion was added. With 300 new parking spaces served by new shuttle buses and pedestrian tunnel under US Highway 6, getting to the slopes has never been easier.

Arapahoe Basin has also added value for season pass holders. Along with unlimited skiing and riding, A-Basin pass holders now receive 10% off food and beverage purchases at Black Mountain Lodge and A-Frame Cafeteria, 10% off retail at Black Mountain Sports and Arapahoe Sports, as well as a free class lesson from the Snowsports School. Arapahoe Basin 2008-2009 season passes are still available and can be purchased at or through Guest Services 1-888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246).

For more information on Arapahoe Basin or Montezuma Bowl please call 1-888-ARAPAHOE or log on to


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