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Reviews for Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Arapahoe Basin Ski Area that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Arapahoe Basin Ski Area stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. 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 skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Arapahoe Basin Ski Area vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: Steve - 5th January 2019

  • 5
  • 1Beginner
  • 4Intermediate
  • 5Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 1Family Friendly
  • 2Aprés Ski
  • 5Terrain Park
  • 5Overall Value
Some of the best in-bounds expert terrain in CO, great intermediate terrain, no crowds
Not for me

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Arapahoe Basin is a great mountain with a local vibe. It's no frills, and there are no hotels or dining options at the base, and there isn't much of a variety of green trails, so it's not the place you'd take a family of different ability levels for a week-long vacation. That being said, the food in the base & mid-mountain lodge is delicious and not as pricey as the bigger resorts in the area and the terrain is fantastic. If you like skiing you will like A-Basin (especially if you're comfortable on blues and blacks.)

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  • Chad Birmingham (16th April 2019)

    April 14th- Amazing conditions for mid-April! Freshies still around if you know where to look in the trees! Zuma and Beavers you...

  • Basin Knight (15th April 2019)

    No, hype at this mountain, just hardcore skiing. The mountain is very much oriented towards an accomplished skier. The Pallavacini lift services...

  • Joe Camel (25th March 2019)

    Decent mountain, but there's a ton of hype around this place with a lot of people just trying to hitch their wagons...

  • Pyer (19th March 2019)

    What a mountain. There is terrain for everyone. My wife had not skied in close to 30 years. We skied at 6...

  • Eric B (11th March 2019)

    INTERMEDIATES BEWARE THE BEAVERS!! A-Basin increased their ski-able terrain this year with the Beavers and Steep Gullies. Although this area is great...

  • anonymous (28th February 2019)


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