Ski USA - Colorado

Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort Guide

Ski USA - Colorado

Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort Guide

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:11 Oct 2019
  • Season closes:14 Jun 2020
  • Lifts:6 (5 chair lifts, 1 surface lifts)
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Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:22 Nov
  • Last Snowfall:22 November 2019
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:Artificial
  • Off-piste:-

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

light snow
10 NNW10
-8 °CF-Level
light snow
15 NNW15
-8 °CF-Level
snow showers
5 NNW5
-12 °CF-Level

Resorts close to Arapahoe Basin include:

Arapahoe Basin Location Maps

Arapahoe Basin Location Map

Visitor Reviews of Arapahoe Basin

Duncan Cullman from United States writes:

Area is open but I have to hitchhike there from my motel (I am a destination tourist). Flew here and the shuttle bus does not start until Thanksgiving. It's Nov 4th so I give it two stars out of five.

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city forecastsCity Forecasts
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surf forecastSurf Breaks
Closest to Arapahoe Basin

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mountain forecastsMountain Peaks
Closest to Arapahoe Basin

  • Torreys Peak, United States4km
  • Grays Peak, United States5km
  • Argentine Peak, United States9km
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Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Arapahoe Basin

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