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

    NOT CROWDED

    by kkickham - 8th November 2011

    Pros: Slopes are not at all crowded

    Cons: There isn't more terrain

    A-Basin is a sweet mountain. With that said, it is not at all a beginner mountain. Beginners stay away!! Intermediates, you will love it, thrill seekers ... Full review

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  • 5

    Best Small Ski Area

    by misplacedTexan - 15th September 2011

    Pros: SNOW, breathtaking views, Montezuma Bowl, close parking

    Cons: Slow lifts

    A-Basin is not a resort. It is what you would call a "day area," with no lodging or village at the base. It is a throwback ski mountain, and it is all abo... Full review

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  • 3

    Challenging terrain, smaller but closer to Denver

    by MarkGerardy - 30th August 2011

    Pros: Some legendary terrain, parties and fun, opens early

    Cons: Smaller resort, few amenities, regular mountain is bland

    Arapahoe Basin is a non-glitzy, regular old place that is still a major player in terms of resort visibility and amount of terrain, but more reserved and wi... Full review

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  • 4

    The view

    by Tremblay - 25th February 2011

    Pros: Montezuma bowl, less crowded.

    Cons: Slow lifts, high wind at the top

    High in altitude, we find a very good quality of snow. We've been there for one day and found prices very affordable for a mountain this quality. At the t... Full review

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  • 5

    A-Basin: Come for the Terrain

    by beachbumltj - 21st February 2011

    Pros: terrain

    Cons: none (if you're advanced and terrain-focused)

    A-Basin is definitely a place best-suited for the advanced skier/rider. You're not going to get all the bells and whistles of the major resorts (and their a... Full review

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  • 4

    Gnarly, cold.

    by Flyburd - 15th February 2011

    Pros: Extreme skiing.

    Cons: Cold.

    For extreme skiers only. This resort was made for the die hard skier that doesn't care about hospitality and weather and is only there for the skiing.... Full review

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