Arapahoe Basin will open its ski and snowboard season Wednesday morning, according to a news release.

The ski resort will be the first in Colorado to open for the 2012-2013 season. The Black Mountain Express lift will run starting at 9 a.m.

Arapahoe Basin usually competes with Loveland Ski Area to be the first resort to open for the season. Loveland spokesman John Sellers said the area does not yet have an opening date scheduled this fall.