When Arapahoe Basin opened for the 2008-2009 season at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 15, the first seat on the Challenger chair lift was wrapped in a blue blow and dedicated to Edna Dercum, one of the founding members of A-Basin back in 1946. Dercum passed away in September at the age of 94, after spending much of her life skiing in Colorado.
Her husband Max Dercum, was on hand for the event. He smiled and acknowledged the honor, knowing the Edna would be smiling at the notion of another season of skiing in Colorado.
For more about Max and Edna Dercum, read this story