Arapahoe Basin Ski Area


Situated in Colorado, USA, the Arapahoe Basin ski resort boasts an extensive winter sports area offering 1,428 acres of terrain. Nine lifts efficiently transport guests across the mountainous landscape, with elevations ranging from 3,286 to 3,790 meters. Arapahoe Basin stands out as the Colorado ski resort with the lengthiest season, providing skiing enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy the slopes from October through June. The Montezuma Bowl, known for its pristine deep snow slopes, beckons skiers seeking an exhilarating experience. The Front Side, located centrally from the base lodge, predominantly features beginner and intermediate terrain. Notably, Pallavinci on the Front Side has become iconic at Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, showcasing double black terrain for those seeking a legendary challenge. To the west lies The Beavers, offering steep groomed blue runs, challenging moguls, and advanced tree skiing. Adjacent to The Beavers is The Steep Gullies, designed for expert skiers, presenting steep and rocky chutes that typically open later in the season and require a 20 to 30-minute hike out. Montezuma Bowl, also known as Zuma, is a south-facing back bowl providing intermediate groomers. However, skiers traversing along the Mountain Goat Traverse on the skiers' left from the top may encounter rock rather than snow for a significant portion of the season. Remarkably, skiers at Arapahoe Basin Colorado are known for their willingness to navigate rocky terrain. The East Wall features extreme terrain, usually opening in February after substantial avalanche work to ensure safety. The Lower East Wall, despite appearing vast on the trail map, is a relatively short and less steep area, only accessible when the snow depth exceeds 60 inches. The diverse terrain and challenging features make Arapahoe Basin a destination for skiers and snowboarders seeking a thrilling and varied mountain experience.

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Where is Arapahoe Basin located?

Arapahoe Basin, often referred to as A-Basin is located in Colorado, USA. Specifically, it is situated in Summit County, high on the Continental Divide. The ski resort is approximately a 96-mile (154-kilometer) drive west of Denver International Airport. Notable nearby resorts include Keystone, Copper Mountain, Loveland, and Breckenridge. Summit County offers shuttle services that may include stops at multiple ski resorts, including Arapahoe Basin. Find out more

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