Related Regions: Colorado, Denver, Boulder, North America, United States, Summit County

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Skiing

Open
Season Start/End: 10/21 - 6/ 4
Elevation
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10779ft - 13050ft
Trails
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10%| 30%| 37%| 23%
Lifts
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8
Lift Tickets
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from US$45.00 to US$92.00
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Known as the Legend, Arapahoe Basin is nestled high along Loveland Pass about 68 miles outside of Denver, Colorado. Having been in operation since 1946, the Legend offers some of the highest skier and rider accessible terrain in North America where half of the mountain sits above the timberline with skiing and snowboarding through late spring and early summer. A-basin features a vertical rise of 2,270 feet and a summit elevation of 13,050 feet with 960 accessible acres and an average snowfall of 350 inches. The terrain is rated 10% beginner, 30% intermediate, 37% advanced and 23% expert with the signature run Pallavicini as one of Colorado’s longest and steepest trails.

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A-Basin is a great option for all ability types offering up some excellent expert terrain combined with long wide groomers and a learner’s slope for beginners. With 109 trails and eight chairlifts, the ski resort sits at the base of the continental divide and has one of the highest base elevations in Colorado.

Terrain options are plentiful with high-alpine bowls, tree glades, chutes, wide-open groomers and amazing off-piste options. The East Wall contains some of the most difficult terrain within the resort boundaries. Skiers and riders can access the upper East Wall, home to double-black expert terrain, via a steep hike or traverse to the lower East Wall without hiking.

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Arapahoe Basin is home to some of the highest skiable terrain in North America. The current A-Frame lodge located at the base area was once used as a missile testing facility but now offers up multiple dining options for visitors. 

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Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
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  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
  • 2
  • 8
    Total

Elevation

  • 13050ft
    Summit
  • 2270ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 10779ft
    Base

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    10%

  • Intermediate Runs

    30%

  • Advanced Runs

    37%

  • Expert Runs

    23%

  • Runs

    109

  • Terrain Parks

    3

  • Longest Run

    2 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    960 ac

  • Snow Making

    125 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 10/21/2016
  • Days Open Last Year: 237
  • Projected Closing: 06/04/2017
  • Projected Days Open: 233
  • Years Open: 71
  • Average Snowfall: 350"

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Reviews

  • Nicholas Hofteim


    • 4
    5th April 2017

    Full review

      A Basin is a throwback. Like Loveland on the other side of the pass, it is a smaller, less expensive alternative to...
     
  • ron


    • 5
    16th March 2017

    Full review

      when you pull into the parking lot you are greeted by a mountain than can look daunting at first glance. across from...
     
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