Arapahoe Basin

A-Basin is the local's favorite, with the longest ski season in North America and endless lift serviced and hike-to expert terrain.

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I don’t know why mountains lift the spirit so. They just do.

Alex Derr

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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.

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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 some of the highest in-bounds skiable terrain in North America.

Due to its high elevation and its mostly north-to-northeast face, “The Legend’s” ski season is much longer than most resorts in North America.

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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

“The Beach” base area and a free, unique, and enitirely tangible Colorado ski culture.

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