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Arapaho Basin

Advanced Terrain: 20%
Average Annual Snowfall: 360 Inches
Base Elevation: 10,780 Feet (3360.3 Meters)
Beginner Terrain: 15%
Double Chairs: 4
Expert Terrain: 25%
Half Pipe: Yes
Number Of Lifts: 5
Number Of Runs: 61 %
Skiable Acres: 490 Acres
Snowboard Park: No
Snowmaking Acres: 0 Acres
Summit Elevation: 13,050 Feet (4068.0 Meters)
Triple Chairs: 1
Vertical Rise: 2,270 Feet (707.6 Meters)

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General Description

Skiing at Arapahoe Basin
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Skiing at Arapahoe Basin
Arapaho or "A" Basin is a fifty-two year old legend, which offers the highest lift-served terrain on the North American continent. Half of the mountain is above timberline with open bowl skiing and snowboarding. The Basin's extreme elevations allows them to boast the latest ski season in Colorado, normally remaining open until mid-June and on occasion, even into July and August. One of its signature runs, Palivacinni, is one of Colorado's longest and steepest trails.

Arapaho Basin has no overnight accommodation. The closest lodging is about five miles down Highway 6 at Keystone. For more information call Arapaho Basin at 888-ARAPAHOE or Summit County Central Reservations at 800-365-6365.

Directions from Denver: Take I-70 west to Loveland Pass exit #216. Follow Highway 6 west over Loveland Pass to Arapaho Basin.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Ski Season: Late November through Early Julyth (NOTE: A-Basin occasionally stays open into July when conditions permit.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Daily Child Lift Ticket (6-14yrs.) Call for Current Fee
Daily Youth Lift Ticket (15-18 yrs.) Call for Current Fee Prices drop during shoulder se
Daily Senior Lift Ticket (60-69 yrs.) Call for Current Fee
Children 5 & under andSeniors 70 &over Call for Current Fee
Daily Adult Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Prices drop during shoulder se

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Downhill Skiing Arapahoe Basin
ICON Snowboarding

Related Activities
Breckenridge - Breckenridge offers over 2,350 acres of skiing, a charming Victorian town and easy access to Denver. Breckenridge supplanted sister resort Vail as the most popular ski resort in the U.S., logging 1.6 million skier visits during the 2006-07 ski season.

Copper Mountain - Located at the base of Vail Pass, Copper Mountain is a favorite for skiers from Denver and out of state alike.

Keystone - Keystone is a family-oriented, self-contained, year-round resort only 70 miles west of Denver. Each season Keystone is one of the first ski resorts in the country to open.

More Information

Links to other sites:
Arapahoe Basin - Official web site


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