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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Skiing

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Season Start/End: 10/13/2018 - 06/02/2019
Elevation
:
10780ft - 13050ft
Trails
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4%|24%| 38%| 34%
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
  • 10780ft
    Base

Lifts

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

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    4%

  • Intermediate Runs

    24%

  • Advanced Runs

    38%

  • Expert Runs

    34%

  • Runs

    145

  • Terrain Parks

    3

  • Longest Run

    1.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    1428 ac


  • Snow Making

    125 ac

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 10/13/2018
  • Days Open Last Year: 230
  • Projected Closing: 06/02/2019
  • Projected Days Open: 233
  • Years Open: 72
  • Average Snowfall: 350"

Best Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Hotels

King Bed Guest Room
652 Lake Dillon Drive Dillon, 80435
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* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Indoor Pool
276 Dillon Ridge Road Dillon, 80435
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Indoorpool
708 Anemone Trail Dillon, 80435
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Photo Gallery: Late May Ski & Ride Scene ©Curtis DeVore/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Reviews

  • iPhone

    • 4
    30th May 2018

    Full review

      Fabulous weather and staff on Sunday. Runs are limited but well cared for, especially when you look at the competition (none!). Ski...
     
  • Sam

    • 5
    23rd March 2018

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      Great place to go for intermediate to advanced skiers. Doesn’t feel like a resort. Great restaurant at the base and lots of...
     
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