Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
Skiing and Snowboarding in Colorado
28194 US Highway 6
Keystone, Colorado 80435
Main Phone: 1-888-ARAPAHOE; 1-970-468-0718
Snow Report Phone: 1-888-ARAPAHOE
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Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin, “The Legend”) is located in Summit County, Colorado, on the Continental Divide. A-Basin boasts the longest ski and ride season in North America with over 350″ of annual snowfall. Guests experience skiing, snowboarding and telemarking on some of Colorado’s best ski terrain from October through June. Our Snowsports School offers adult, child and group lessons for beginners, intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders. Our telemark, youth and women’s-specific programs ensure that riders of all abilities can enjoy our 960 acres of high-altitude runs. With the addition of Montezuma Bowl, there are more steeps, glades, chutes, groomed runs and powder to play in. Pick up a season pass when you book your Colorado ski vacation for the lowest single-day lift ticket pricing. While you’re here, be sure to check out all the events, concerts and picnics that Black Mountain Lodge, 6th Alley Bar and our famous Beach have to offer. The high speed quad chairlift, Black Mountain Express, will give you access to the mountain and its three terrain parks, and the famous Pallavicini lift will take you to some of the state’s most challenging runs. Located just 68 miles west of Denver on Hwy 6/Loveland Pass (minutes away from Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Loveland, Vail, Silverthorne and Dillon), A-Basin ranks #1 in Mom and Pop ski areas (skiresorts.com) and top 10 in value and scenery (Ski Magazine). Use your Keystone or Breckenridge lift ticket here! This winter, elevate your experience at Arapahoe Basin.
Vertical rise: 2,270 ft.
Base elevation: 10,780 ft.
Summit elevation: 13,050 ft.
Average annual snowfall: 350 inches
Number of trails: 109
Longest run: 1.5 miles
Skiable acres: 960
Snowmaking acres: 125
One high-speed quad chairlift
One quad chairlift
One triple chairlift
Three double chairlifts
Two conveyor lifts
Lift capacity of 10,700 people per hour
The Mountain at the Legendary Arapahoe Basin Ski Area:
The Legend isn’t any ordinary ski mountain; we earned our reputation from decades of pioneering and experience. With a summit elevation of 13,050 feet, visit the Swiss Alps right here in the Colorado Rockies. Set at the base of the Continental Divide on Loveland Pass, A-Basin offers over 100 expertly carved trails, boasting above-timberline bowls and deep powder stashes. Whether you’re interested in groomed cruiser runs or if chutes and glades are more your style, the Basin has it! Elevate your experience this winter and see why Arapahoe Basin is called the Legend.
Since 1946, Arapahoe Basin has been serving up a fantastic ride for skiers and riders from Colorado and all over the world. A-Basin opened on October 13, 2011 and was one of the first to open nationally. Arapahoe Basin receives over 350 inches of snowfall annually.
Our amazing mountain has been rocking wintertime adventurers for 66 years now. We work hard to preserve the mountain’s natural beauty and take steps to see that our patrons do so as well.
From a total of 1200 skiers during its first season aided by nothing but a tow-rope and a military transport truck to haul them to the base, Arapahoe Basin now sports 109 trails and multiple chairlifts, stunning over 400,000 skiers per season!
You’ve heard our name … now we want to learn yours! With small class sizes and seasoned instructors, we can provide personalized, legendary snowsports experience for you, your family and friends. Let A-Basin’s dedicated snowsports team elevate your skiing or snowboarding experience, help get your kids psyched about winter sports or connect you with like-minded snowsports enthusiasts. No matter your age or ability, Arapahoe Basin has a class or clinic for you!
Learn to Ski or Ride at the Legend:
• Friendly instructors and personal attention
• Small class sizes: max. 6 for grade school through adult; max. 4 for preschoolers
• Family-oriented atmosphere
• Beginner-friendly terrain including our NEW learning area, Pika Place & Carpet, and a kid-friendly freestyle park, Ace’s Kids Park!
• The best advanced & expert terrain to take it to the next level
• A variety of lessons and clinics to keep your mountain experience exciting
• RESERVATIONS are REQUIRED for all lessons – call 888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246) or schedule your lesson online
Arapahoe Basin also offers onsite rental equipment for kids and adults, skiers and snowboarders. Forgot your poles? We rent those too!
A-Basin in Summit Magazine, 11/16/12
A-Basin Snowmaking and Sunrise
Arapahoe Basin Flash Mob 2-11-12