Resort Profile
Arapahoe Basin has no accommodation at base station level. The nearest lodging is at Keystone, six miles away. The high elevation ensures there is skiing and boarding at A-Basin long after Keystone has closed. Linked by shuttlebus to Keystone, Arapahoe Basin boasts the highest lift served skiing and riding in North America, and most of it is well above the tree-line. It is described as the nearest thing to European Alps style skiing in the USA, but it has some excellent snowsure beginners terrain, and there are easy steps up the ability scale off lifts nearby.

Resort Statistics

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Resort Height 3283m
Top Station 3967m
Bottom Station 3283m
Vertical Descent 684m
Drag Lifts 0
Chair lifts 5
High Capacity 0
Opens Oct – June
Expert Rating 9
Intermediate Rating 7
Beginner Rating 6
Apres-Ski Rating 9
Snow Reliability 10

Mountain Info

Mountain Info

Off the Norway and Lenawee lifts most of the runs are for beginners or

intermediates, and there are longer runs for advancing beginners and

intermediates off Wrangler, Chisholm and Sundance.

At the Pali (Palivacinni) side of A-Basin is the highly challenging terrain

which A-Basin is well known for. The whole of the East wall here has dozens

of chutes, steeps and gullies and the Palivacinni itself is a steep chute

which is one of the longest and steepest bump runs in North America.

A-Basin is at its best from February onwards and often has skiing and

boarding into June and sometimes July.

STATISTICS

Longest run 1.5 miles

Average annual snowfall 367 inches

Number of trails 61

Skiable acres 490

Lift capacity 6,066 people/hr.

Degree of difficulty

Easiest 15%

More Difficult (Inter.) 40%

More Difficult (Adv. Inter.) 5%

Most Difficult 20%

Expert 20%




Accommodation & Apres Ski

Arapahoe Basin has no accommodation at base station level. The nearest lodging is at Keystone, six miles away.