About Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort
The locals' mountain at its finest. Arapahoe Basin may be small compared to other Summit County ski mountains, but on a powder day, it can't be beat. A-Basin has one of the longest seasons in Colorado usually fighting to open before Loveland each season.
When avalanche danger has dropped below serious, take a climb up to the East Wall after you get off the Lenawee Lift and you will find some prestine, untouched lines (ALL DAY). Aside from the hikable terrain, most of the snow gets eaten up quick on the popular runs.
Montezuma Bowl opened up two years ago and doubled the size of Arapahoe Basin. Once you reach the summit of the mountain, you can head down side the backside into the bowl. There are plenty of chances to traverse around the bowl to find fresh lines on powder days.
As soon as you drive-up to A-Basin the party starts. Their main parking lot is referred as "The Beach" and consists of tail-gating throughout the ski day. It is especially popular during warmer spring skiing when the other big name mountains have closed.
Aside from bbq and beers at The Beach, there is a cafeteria and bar located inside the lodge. The choices are pretty good for a ski lodge cafteria and the prices for food and beverage at A-Basin are reasonable.
New high speed chair lift accessing mid-mountain has replaced the old Exhibition Lift.
THgnar Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Location
Arapahoe Basin Mountain Info
Annual Snowfall: 340 inches / 864 cm
Area: 900 acres
Base Elevation: 10,780 feet / 3286 meters
Summit Elevation: 13,050 feet / 3978 meters
Vertical Drop: 2,270 feet / 692 meters
Hours of Operation: 9am-4pm
Season: mid October - June
P.O. Box 5808
28194 U.S. Highway 6
Dillon, CO 80435
Main Phone Number: 888-272-7246
Full panorama of Arapahoe Basin's East Wall.
A Basin East Wall - Notches 1 & 2.
A Basin East Wall - Willies Wide
Divided sky at Arapahoe Basin.
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