Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation

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Elevation

  • 13050ft
    Summit
  • 2530ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 10780ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 9
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    4%

  • Intermediate Runs

    24%

  • Advanced Runs

    39%

  • Expert Runs

    33%

  • Runs

    147

  • Terrain Parks

    3

  • Longest Run

    1.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    1428 ac

  • Snow Making

    125 ac

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Overview

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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing10/11/202007/07/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    234
  • Projected Days Open
    270
  • Years Open
    74
  • Average Snowfall
    350"

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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.

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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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Reviews

Parker Chase
18th February 20205
Yeah if you write a poor review, chances are the mountain is too difficult for yourself. Or you're spoiled. This mountain is...Full review
JD Koenig
13th February 20205
I've been skiin AB for 60 yrs, and still do. Great $$ value, even tho back in the day a ticket cost...Full review
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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation