Larry and Marnie Jump were instrumental in the founding of Arapahoe Basin. Larry was a veteran of the 10th Mountain Division, and served overseas in France and Italy. He was also one of the U.S.'s first certified ski instructors. Together, the Jumps founded the nation's first amputee skiing program, and were recognized by the Department of Defense for their service to veterans returning from WWII. #ABasin70
Have you ever skied any lines off what we call "Founder's Ridge"? It's the collection of runs on the west side of Montezuma Bowl: Max, Groswold, Durrance, Schauffler, and Jump. Those runs are named for the founders of Arapahoe Basin.
In late 1945, the city of Denver sent Larry Jump and Sandy Schauffler to the high country to scout potential ski areas. Here they met Max Dercum, who has purchased property near and owned mining claims within what is now A-Basin. Next, Dick Durrance and Denver ski maker Thor Groswold joined the group, and the five men formed Arapahoe Basin, Inc. in May 1946. #ABasin70
We're gearing up for our 70th Anniversary celebration this coming weekend, December 9-11, 2016. Our first big announcement - all lift tickets are discounted Friday, Saturday and Sunday, whether you buy online or at the window.
Child tickets (age 6-14): $19
Adult tickets (age 15-69): $46
A-Basin was founded in December of 1946... $19... $46... get it? :) We'll keep posting details about our anniversary weekend right here, so stay tuned! #ABasin70