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28194 US Highway 6
Dillon, CO 80435
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Overview by Claire Walter

"Arapahoe Basin ... Where the spirit of freedom and big-mountain challenges create life-altering experiences."

Arapahoe Basin’s old-school motto may push the ski-bum mentality to near-religious extremes, but after you burn your quads in this epic, 900-acre resort you will likely become one of the converted. After all, A-Basin does reign as one of the highest-elevation ski resorts in the Rocky Mountain State, sitting on the Continental Divide at 13,050 feet—breathtaking scenery at a literally breathtaking altitude (peaks like Independence Mountain, Quandary Peak, Bald Mountain, and Peak 10—as well as the resorts of Breckenridge and Keystone—are all visible from the mountain summit). Then factor in an annual snowfall of 350 inches and a near-year-round ski season (A-Basin opens in mid October and typically stays open into June), and you may even become an A-Basin prophet, joining the fleece-clad hordes who crash in their trucks to catch the day’s first powder run long after competing resorts have closed their lifts.

A traditional trail census doesn’t do justice to the virtually limitless skiing in A-Basin’s vast, above-treeline bowls. Six lifts access a variety of advanced terrain, including the East Wall: steep, above-timberline terrain with access to additional acreage in the resort’s expansive, expert-level backcountry with lines like Corner Chute, Willie’s Wide, North Pole, and leap-and-pray spots on Upper East Wall, which drops off the summit of 13,050-foot Arapahoe Basin. Those comforted by the boundary ropes, meanwhile, can stick to Pallavicini, A-Basin’s famed double-black diamond, which

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Average Snowfall
350 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
2270 feet
10% beginner, 30% intermediate, 37% advanced, 23% expert
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
Mid-October to June
Related Resources
Closest Airport

Weather for Arapahoe Basin

Current Conditions:
Fair, 26 F
Tue - Mostly Sunny. High: 31 Low: 12
Wed - Sunny. High: 39 Low: 16
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 43 Low: 26
Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 46 Low: 24
Sat - PM Snow Showers. High: 34 Low: 15

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  • Surface Conditions:
    Packed Powder


  • Ski Lifts Open:
    6 of 8
  • Trails:
    33 of 109
  • XC Trails Open:
Last Updated: December 08 2014 12:46 PM

Traveler Reviews of Arapahoe Basin

Kevin rates Arapahoe Basin
A fantastic, slightly quirky, ski experience in a part of Colorado otherwise dominated by a major ski corporation. The expert terrain and high quality snow makes for an environment which is practically perfect for intermediate and advanced skiers. Pros: Short lines, Good tours, Easy to access, Well maintained.
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