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Overview

Arapahoe Basin has no accommodation at base station level. The nearestlodging is at Keystone, six miles away. The high elevation ensures there isskiing and boarding at A-Basin long after Keystone has closed.

Profile

Arapahoe Basin has no accommodation at base station level. The nearestlodging is at Keystone, six miles away. The high elevation ensures there isskiing and boarding at A-Basin long after Keystone has closed. Linked by shuttlebus to Keystone, Arapahoe Basin boasts the highest liftserved skiing and riding in North America, and most of it is well above thetree-line. It is described as the nearest thing to European Alps styleskiing in the USA, but it has some excellent snowsure beginners terrain,and there are easy steps up the ability scale off lifts nearby.

Mountain Information

Off the Norway and Lenawee lifts most of the runs are for beginners orintermediates, and there are longer runs for advancing beginners andintermediates off Wrangler, Chisholm and Sundance. At the Pali (Palivacinni) side of A-Basin is the highly challenging terrainwhich A-Basin is well known for. The whole of the East wall here has dozensof chutes, steeps and gullies and the Palivacinni itself is a steep chutewhich is one of the longest and steepest bump runs in North America. A-Basin is at its best from February onwards and often has skiing andboarding into June and sometimes July.

Statistics

Longest run: 1.5 miles
Average annual snowfall: 367 inches
Number of trails: 61
Skiable acres: 490
Lift capacity: 6,066 people/hr.

Degree of difficulty.

Easiest 15%
More Difficult (Inter.) 40%
More Difficult (Adv. Inter.) 5%
Most Difficult 20% Expert 20%

Apres Ski

Arapahoe Basin has no accommodation at base station level. The nearest lodging is at Keystone, six miles away.

Resort Information • Arapahoe Basin

Resort Height Resort Height 3283m
Top Station Top Station 3967m
Bottom Station Bottom Station 3283m
Vertical Descent Vertical Descent 684m
Drag Lifts Drag Lifts 0
Chair Lifts Chair Lifts 5
High Capacity High Capacity 0
Opening Dates Opening Dates Oct - June
Rating Expert Rating Expert 9
Rating Intermediate Rating Intermediate 7
Rating Beginner Rating Beginner 6
Apres Ski Rating Apres Ski Rating 9
Snow Reliability Snow Reliability 10