Arapahoe Basin

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's awesome East Wall.

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 percent
Blue-22 percent
Black-45 percent
Double Black-26 percent

8 Lifts

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  • Welcome back to #SustainabilitySunday. This week we discuss how our retail shop, Arapahoe Sports, is taking extra measures to help keep packaging out of the landfill. We are a part of the @terracycle program, and we encourage you to bring us any harder to recycle plastics and/or packaging materials you may want to responsibly dispose of. If you have any questions about this, feel free to reach out to us or stop in the shop!
#ABasin #LetsLegend #ArapahoeSports
  • Even though November hasn't had the greatest snowfall, our snowmaking team and sunny skies have made these past few days at A-Basin very enjoyable. Keep doing your snow dances and hopefully we'll be skiing powder before we know it!
#ABasin #LetsLegend #ABasinParks 🎥: Ian Zinner
🎶: @sunrizentunes - "Motivation"
  • Uphill Access opens today, Friday, during non-lift operating hours. For now, Uphill Access will be closed during the hours when chairlifts are operating.

Remember, all uphill users are required to get an Uphill Access Pass. Passes are free for A-Basin Pass holders and cost $30 for all others. Follow link in bio for more info. #letslegend #abasin #uphillaccess
  • We know we’ll have some powder soon, according to this Beaver moon. .
The Beaver Moon gets its name from the time just before winter when beavers become especially active preparing for winter. Just like the beaver, we're getting very busy preparing for our long winter ahead (slaying powder!!!) 😁🤞#ABasin #LetsLegend #beavermoon
  • Our first Rise and Shine Rando race this morning was a blast. Nothing like a few quick laps straight up High Noon to start your day off!
Our next Rise and Shine Race is November 26, for a pre-Thanksgiving turkey workout.
📸: Ian Zinner

Please note: public uphill access is still closed. 
#ABasin #LetsLegend #RiseAndShineRando #SpeedUp

Top 3 Women:
1.Sierra Anderson
2.Grace Staberg
3.Elsa Bates

Top 3 Men:
1.Rory Kelly
2.Logan Greydanus
3.Anton Kruprckd
  • Happy Veterans Day!  Thanks to everyone who has served!
  • Welcome back to Sustainability Sunday!
This week we talk about our new speed rack system to help keep our recycling contamination to a minimum. 
#ABasin #LetsLegend #SustainabilitySunday
  • It is another gorgeous day up here to slide around on the mighty fine groomers. Happy Saturday! #LetsLegend #ABasin #sunshine
  • We have some exciting news!  Molly Hogan will open sometime mid- morning on Saturday! This is a great place to teach your loved ones or even better put them in a lesson and have someone else teach them.  #LetsLegend #ABasin #beginner
  • #TBT to way back in the day when times were slower.  Join us tomorrow, Friday, when we throw back lift tickets prices to $20 and have $5 beer and apps from 2-4 pm.  #LetsLegend #ABasin #happyhour
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