A-Basin is the local's favorite, with the longest ski season in NorthAmerica and endless lift serviced and hike to expert terrain.
Arapahoe Basin, or A-Basin, or is in the White River National Forest of Colorado. The East Wall has a summit elevation of 13,050 feet (3,978 m), which is among the highest in-bounds skiable terrain in North America. Due to its high elevation and its mostly north-to-northeast face, the Basin’s ski season is much longer than most resorts in North America.
Arapahoe Basin has one of the most beautiful summer seasons in Colorado. With warm temperatures, blue skies and unparalleled views, summer is a perfect time to explore the mountain. Enjoy family-friendly activities, free concerts, guided hikes and more. Stick around for lunch at Black Mountain Lodge or the 6th Alley Bar & Grill.
The Arapahoe Basin ski area features: Skiable area: 1,331 acres (5.39 km2) Vertical rise: 2,270 ft (692 m) Base elevation: 10,780 ft (3,286 m) Summit elevation: 13,050 ft (3,978 m) 132 trails Degree of difficulty percentages for trails: Green-7 percentBlue-22 percentBlack-45 percent Double Black-26 percent 8 Lifts
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Organized as one of the original Colorado counties, Summit has a total area of 619 square miles (1,600 km2) and about 80% is public land. Terrain is mountainous with elevations ranging from 7,957 feet (2,425 m) at Green Mountain Reservoir to 14,270 feet (4,350 m) at Grays Peak. Come find out why people live longer here than in any other county in the United States. Explore Summit.