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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Skiing

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Open
Season Start/End: 10/13/2017 - 06/03/2018
Elevation
:
10520ft - 13050ft
Trails
:
7%|22%| 45%| 26%
Lifts
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9
Lift Tickets
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from US$39.00 to US$79.00
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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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Elevation

  • 13050ft
    Summit
  • 2530ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 10520ft
    Base

Lifts

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

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    7%

  • Intermediate Runs

    22%

  • Advanced Runs

    45%

  • Expert Runs

    26%

  • Runs

    132

  • Terrain Parks

    3

  • Longest Run

    1.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    1331 ac


  • Snow Making

    125 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 10/13/2017
  • Days Open Last Year: 230
  • Projected Closing: 06/03/2018
  • Projected Days Open: 233
  • Years Open: 72
  • Average Snowfall: 350"

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Photo Gallery: Love From Above Hits Colorado ©Taylor Ahearn

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Colorado's latest storm brought up to 2 feet of fresh powder to ski areas across the state, pushing resort snowfall totals in the righ... More

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area - I skied on Sunday 2/18, Presidents’ Day weekend, it was busy at the bottom and the 2 upper lifts on the front side stayed busy and slow most of the morning. The groomers were good and stuff on the cornice was soft. The wind was f  - © Ryan Hofsheier’s iPhone
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area - There was an average of one inch accumulation most of the day, but some icy crusty stuff underneath. Lift lines above Black Mountain were non existent, especially with most folks going to Zuma. Visibility was nonexistent until th  - © Matt C
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area - snowing 
super bowl homeboy   - © anonymous
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area - definitely saw a bit of ice but still found fluffy stuff scattered.  a little rocky on steeper side.  - © jeff.huizenga

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Reviews

  • Clayton Torchia

    • 5
    5th February 2018

    Full review

      My brother and I visit this place weekly and we absolutely love it here! Good vibes, great people and the runs are...
     
  • Austin Jackson

    • 4
    9th January 2018

    Full review

      A Basin is some of CO's steepest skiing available and its close to Denver. The latter happens to be a double-edged sword...
     
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