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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Ski Resort

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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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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Lodging
Lift Access

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

66"
41"
28"
14"
2"
32"
Nov
28"
Dec
31"
Jan
49"
Feb
55"
Mar
26"
Apr
13"
May
2"
Jun

Terrain Overview

4%
Beginners Runs
24%
Intermediate Runs
39%
Advanced Runs
33%
Expert Runs
147
Runs in Total
1.5 mi
Longest Run
1428 ac
Skiable Terrain
125 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 9

1
High Speed Quads
3
Quad Chairs
1
Triple Chairs
1
Double Chairs
3
Surface Lifts

Elevation

13050'
Summit
2530'
Vertical Drop
10780'
Base

Important Dates

October 17, 20212021/10/17

Projected Opening

June 05, 20222022/06/05

Projected Closing

270

Projected Days Open

234

Days Open Last Year

1946

Years Open

350"

Average Snowfall
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