Arapahoe Basin. Photo Credit: kmaassrock (iStock).

Arapahoe Basin. Photo Credit: kmaassrock (iStock).

The COO of Arapahoe Basin, Alan Henceroth, has asked 2020-21 season passholders to comply with a voluntary request amid crowding on limited open runs. 

On Thursday, Arapahoe Basin shared Henceroth's request of passholders to "ski a little less" and avoid "busy periods" in an effort to prevent unsafe crowding on the slopes amid rising COVID-19 cases.

"I am so happy that reservations are not required for A-Basin season pass holders," COO Alan Henceroth stated in a recent blog post. "In my September 10th blog when I announced this policy, I did say there may be voluntary requests to avoid busy periods. I am making one of those requests."

Arapahoe Basin opened for the 2020-2021 winter season on Monday, November 9th. The resort kept the opening pretty low-key, surprising slopegoers with a day-of announcement on social media at about 2:00 PM.

"Over the next three days, could each of us ski a little less?" Al added in his blog post. "Is it possible to move your ski day to a week day? If you were going to ski two days over the next three, could you ski just one? Could you ski in the afternoon, say after 1 PM, when there are far fewer people around?"

Summit County moved to stricter Safer-at-Home (Level Orange) restrictions on Friday, November 6, limiting personal gathering sizes, reducing restaurant capacities, and more amid rising COVID-19 cases.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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(3) comments


Maybe sell less season passes instead of collecting everyones money and then telling them they have to compromise. I guess when you sold those passes you probably didnt tell them you were going to try to limit their use. You could also just limit non pass holding customers, but wait.. Havent collected their money yet so thats not an option....


Ski a little less? That's a clever way to manage the crowds, but if you are suggesting to ski a little less, then you should be charging a little less, too.


What a fantastic statement from the COO. Avoiding a cumbersome reservation policy, he shares 4 kinds of advice so people can voluntarily solve the problem. His empathy astounds me. Are they a public company?

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