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Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort Guide

Ski USA - Colorado

Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort Guide

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort Guide

Couloirs above and beyond the East Wall, A-Basin, CO, Arapahoe Basin photo

Arapahoe Basin

Photo credit: tw

A Basin, Arapahoe Basin photo

Arapahoe Basin

Photo credit: Tom

A Basin, Arapahoe Basin photo

Arapahoe Basin

Photo credit: Tom

Slope Stats

  • 3977m

  • 692m

  • 3285m

  • Acres of ski:490
  • Pistes:61
  • Snowmaking:-
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:-
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner15%
  • intermediate45%
  • advanced40%

Arapahoe Basin means challenging terrain for all skiers and riders. Not to worry, there's a superb ski/board school to help tame it. Arapahoe Basin is the highest peak offering ski terrain in the Rockies at 13,050 feet. Usually, you can play at Arapahoe Basin until mid-June. New this season is a public warming hut on the Summit. Closest lodging is five miles away at Keystone Resort. Lodging also is available in the nearby towns of Dillon, Frisco, Silverthorne, and Breckenridge - all within 20 minutes of the Arapahoe Basin ski area.


  • Nearest Airport:Denver
  • Nearest Train Station:Denver
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:no
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  • Season opens:13 Oct 2017
  • Season closes:10 Jun 2018
  • Lifts:6 (5 chair lifts, 1 surface lifts)
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Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:20 Feb
  • Last Snowfall:16 February 2018
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:Good
  • Off-piste:Varied

Today’s Weather (3632 m)view full snow forecast

light snow
40 SW40
-17 °CF-Level
light snow
30 SW30
-17 °CF-Level
snow showers
15 SW15
-20 °CF-Level

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Arapahoe Basin Location Maps

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Visitor Reviews of Arapahoe Basin

Chris from United States writes:

A-Basin is a great resort that gets the best late season snow in Colorado, due to its high altitude 10,800 to 13,050. There are some good groomed runs, but most of the resort is steeps with bumps, bowls, trees, chutes and powdery hike to steeps. You can also traverse to fresh snow if you know where to go and are on your game. Skiing at A-Basin will make you a better skier if you are willing to put in the effort. The ski school, for all ages and skills, is excellent. Breakfast and lunch are great and very reasonably priced. Get there early on a powder day (lifts turn at 0830) because the parking lot will fill up.

The best terrain is accessed via a hike called the North Pole. Try to have a way to carry your skis on your back and use your poles to help you climb. Completing this hike of about 500 ft of vert will reward you with deep powder, on challenging runs, that has been made safe by ski patrol.

For me, the soul of skiing in Colorado is A-Basin. My two best powder days of the year were in April and May at A-Basin.

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