Arapahoe Basin gives skiers and riders one more reason to make the trip to the highest ski area in North America. The new Legend's 4 Pass is now available for four days of skiing and riding valid throughout the 2010-11 ski season with no blackout dates. Each pass costs $139. That's less than $35 per day, which is half the regular season retail price. The Legend's 4 Pass is on sale now and will only be available through Dec. 12, 2010.

Pair the new pass option with some of the best early-season conditions in a handful of years for A-Basin. Nov. 20 marked the opening of the famed Pallavicini lift with access to a number of black diamond runs including Slalom Slope, North Chute, Powder Keg, Radical, Scudder, and Challenger. A-Basin has received nearly 30 inches of snow since their opening day. The new terrain opening marks 34 open trails, 5 of 7 running lifts, and 348 explorable acres.

While preparing for continued terrain opening, A-Basin has been hosting early-season training for various ski teams including the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team. Monoskiers Alana Nichols and Tyler Walker, visually impaired skier Danelle Umstead, and standing racer Ralph Green recently spent four days training at 7 a.m. before the ski area opened to the public each day.

"Kudos to A-Basin and their race department for creating a safe training environment for the teams that were there," Ralph Green said. "Not only did we have the mountain to ourselves for early-morning training, the snow was better than I can ever remember for this time of year."

Catch Live Music Fridays at the 6th Alley Bar from 2:30 to 5 p.m. beginning Friday Nov. 26 and concluding New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2010. Enjoy $1.50 pork and chicken tacos and $4 margaritas while winding down after a long day of skiing listening to musicians Todd Johnson or Arnie J Greene.