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.

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Spring at Arapahoe Basin, Day 4

Today was a weekend day and with 6″ of new snow in the last two days it ended up being pretty busy. While it wasn’t that bad around opening time, the lines consistently increased in length throughout the morning. Parking ultimately reached capacity today. The weather also ran through the full spectrum from a beautiful cloudless sky to full overcast with light snow. The snow on the ground was a bit hard and crunchy in the early morning but got nicer as it softened up. It was definitely better than the conditions prior to the recent snowfall!

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Sapphire Point

After leaving Loveland Pass, we headed to nearby Sapphire Point. This spot always looks fabulous with fresh snow! Luckily, there was still plenty of it on the trees although some of the ground was bare. We walked on the short trail that loops around a fire scarred hill. The new trees that have been planted in the revegetation area are doing quite well! The surface of Lake Dillon, visible down below from many points along the trail, is still mostly frozen. Due to the weather, we unfortunately weren’t able to see Breck in the distance.

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