Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Planning a ski trip to Arapahoe Basin Ski Area? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Arapahoe Basin Ski Area stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Arapahoe Basin Ski Area review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 3.9

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 57
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.5
  • Nightlife
  • 2.3

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 56%
  • Beginner
  • 12%
  • Families
  • 26%
  • Intermediate
  • 49%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 34%
  • Advanced
  • 56%

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  • 5

    First time at A Basin won't be my last

    by fonixmunkee - 18th November 2009

    Pros: Cheap, Steep, Snow

    Cons: Slow lifts

    Thursday, November 12th, was the first time I ever skied A Basin. There were only two runs open. But I freakin' loved it. You want to know why? Because it's... Full review

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  • 5

    If you can ski here, you can ski anywhere

    by bobboley - 10th November 2009

    Pros: steep, cheap,

    Cons: sometimes the pass is closed and you have to drive through the tunnel

    You're reading this for either two things. One, is that this place is your place. And you like reading good things about your favorite place to ski. The oth... Full review

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  • 3

    Fun the first few times

    by JakeS513 - 7th September 2009

    Pros: Not very crowded, good prices

    Cons: Not very much terrain, slow lifts

    A Basin is a great spot for a quick change in scenery. More than a couple days a season will begin to be monotonous and bland. Tiny compared to the Mega-res... Full review

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  • 4

    11 year old perspective

    by horselover61 - 17th March 2009

    Pros: Lots of variety

    Cons: too open

    A-basin is one of the harder ski areas in the US. It only has a few green runs, but lots of blue runs off of the Lenawee lift and the Norway lift. There is ... Full review

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  • 3

    Not bad but no cigar.

    by moskiingnow - 17th March 2009

    Pros: Nice on the weekends early, most people go to the big resorts.

    Cons: After you've been there a few times it gets a little boring.

    Not a big resort folks. Just a one day ski area, but not bad. If you like moguls the right side of the mtn is covered. No nastar course but the terrain ... Full review

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  • 4

    Local hotspot

    by allenpa5 - 14th March 2009

    Pros: Great new back bowl, multiple runs for everyone

    Cons: Too many runouts and flat land at the lifts

    I visited Arapahoe Basin and several other ski resorts in the area during March with a few friends from school. A-Basin was a great local spot with short l... Full review

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