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Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort Guide

Arapahoe Basin, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski.
Highest Lift3,980m13,058ft
Resort Height3,290m10,794ft
 Nearest AirportDenver International
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Arapahoe Basin

The third-highest ski area in North America (and eleventh highest lift-served skiing on Earth, pipped for the title of Highest in North America by Snowmass and then knocked down to third by Loveland, which installed the world's highest chairlift, a quad and in the process took the 'Highest lift in the US title from Snowmass, in 1998). It is possible to hike up to nearly 4000 metres to ski down and increase the vertical. 'A Basin' came under new-ownership after splitting back from 'Keystone Control' for the '97-'98 season. The area's fantastic height means skiing is possible in to July and on occasions, even August. Good skiing for all abilities and very reasonably priced passes.

Arapahoe Basin Summary

The American ski resort of Arapahoe Basin is in the American Rockies at an altitude of 3,290m10,794ft.

Arapahoe Basin has direct access to 105 marked pistes, served by a total of 7 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 3,290m10,794ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,980m13,058ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing in Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding in Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin is highly rated by Snowboarders.

Arapahoe Basin Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Arapahoe Basin?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Arapahoe Basin.

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Ski Area Stats

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Arapahoe Basin
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
72
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
28
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 5 
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
7

Arapahoe Basin Altitudes

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Arapahoe Basin
Highest Lift3,980m13,058ft
Lowest Piste3,290m10,794ft
Resort Altitude (Arapahoe Basin)3,290m10,794ft
Max Vertical690m2,264ft

Arapahoe Basin Rated

Ratings for Arapahoe Basin
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Snowboarding
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Apres-Ski

Arapahoe Basin Overview

The fourth-highest ski area in North America (pipped for the title of Highest in North America by Snowmass and then knocked down to third by Loveland, which installed the world's highest chairlift, a quad and in the process took the 'Highest lift in the US title from Snowmass, in 1998; and then agaijn by Breckenridge which built the world's highest chair in 2005).

It is possible to hike up to nearly 4000 metres to ski down and increase the vertical. 'A Basin' came under new-ownership after splitting back from 'Keystone Control' for the '97-'98 season. The area's fantastic height means skiing is possible in to July and on occasions, even August. Good skiing for all abilities and very reasonably priced passes.

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Pallavicini'.

Location and Map

Where is Arapahoe Basin?

Arapahoe Basin is in the American Rockies in Chesterfield, St. Louis, United States.

Map of Arapahoe Basin

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How to get to Arapahoe Basin

 By Air

The nearest airport to Arapahoe Basin is Denver International which is 75 minutes drive away.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts of Arapahoe Basin are able to uplift 10,700 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Arapahoe Basin Season Dates

When is Arapahoe Basin open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Arapahoe Basin.

Usual opening is early November (Tries to open from mid October), and usual closing is Late May (Open normally to May or June).

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Arapahoe Basin.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Arapahoe Basin, but they may include any or all of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.

Visit the Arapahoe Basin Tourist Office for the latest.

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