Arapahoe Basin Skiing
Also known as A-Basin, Arapahoe Basin is a popular skiing capital in Summit County, Colorado. Located just 6 miles from Keystone Ski Resort, and an hour and a half drive from Denver, A-Basin is an accessible ski stop if you’re planning on ski-hopping around Colorado. This ski hub is considered the Legend – it’s known to have the longest ski and ride season in the state. Skiing is serious business here – with 147 trails and 1428 acres of skiable terrain, you’ll find your own adventure whether you’re a beginner, an advanced skier, or someone skiing for leisure. The ski resort features an activity center, a kid’s area, a stunning view of the Rockies, and an on-the-mountain European bistro for apres-ski.
This famous ski resort may be known for its relaxed, laid-back vibe, don’t let its chill fool you. Arapahoe is home to 40% intermediate/advanced skiing and snowboarding trails like the Upper East Wall, and the Montezuma Bowl. The Pali Face, the steepest trail at 1329 vertical feet offers tight and technical runs for adrenaline junkies. Despite being known for its unforgiving trails, Arapahoe is also beginner-friendly – in fact, 30% of its trails cater to newbies! Arapahoe Basin does not offer night skiing, but you can experience that at nearby Keystone Ski Resort.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Rental
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Arapahoe Basin Mountain Stats
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More Difficult: 20%
Most Difficult: 49%
Ski Area Statistics
Vertical rise: 2,530 ft.
Base elevation: 10,780 ft. (Mountain Goat Plaza); 10,520 ft. (lowest point)
Summit elevation: 13,050 ft.
Average annual snowfall: 350 inches
Number of trails: 145
Longest run: 1.5 miles
Skiable acres: 1,428
Snowmaking acres: 125
- One high-speed quad chairlift
- Two quad chairlifts (The Beavers Lift NEW for 2018-19)
- One triple chairlift
- Two double chairlifts
- Two conveyor lifts
- One surface lift
Lift capacity of 11,300 people per hour