Arapahoe Basin – A-Basin
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, otherwise known as A-Basin, boasts the longest season in Colorado (October – June) and some of the highest skiable terrain in North America. Known for its challenging terrain on Pallavicini and the East Wall, A-Basin has gentle beginner terrain, two learning areas close to the base area, and rolling, top-to-bottom intermediate groomers.
Arapahoe Basin limits the number of people in the ski area. Making your experience full of uncrowded slopes, short lift lines, easy access to delicious food, and super-friendly staff.
Enjoy 7 different areas of beginner to advanced terrain at A-Basin
Winter Sport Center
The compact Winter Sports Center is within walking distance from the parking lot and has everything you need. Find lift tickets, rentals, a kids’ center, the ski lodge complex, chairlift service, and more.
Arapahoe Basin Mountain Stats
- 73% Advanced-Expert Terrain
- Summit Elevation 13,050
- Skiable acres 1,428
- 2,530′ of vertical drop.
- It opens in October and closes as late as July, conditions permitting.
Enjoy free parking seven days a week, affordable Snowsports programs for kids, a new Kids Snowsports Center, and one of the best après scenes in Summit County with the new 6th Alley Bar & Grill. Find what you’re looking for in a Colorado vacation at Arapahoe Basin.
Arapahoe Basin Distance From Denver – 64 miles
Forgot to mention that A-Basin is a short drive from Denver, 1 hour 15 minutes approximately or just 64 miles. That means you can ski the Basin and be back in Denver on the same day.
You won’t find slope-side lodging at Arapahoe Basin, but you will find many choices nearby. Drive west 15 miles to Silverthorne, Frisco, or Dillon and discover these quaint mountain towns full of lodging choices, many bars and restaurants, venues that host music and arts, and even more interesting places to visit, like Frisco’s Adventure Park. When you have ripped up all the terrain at A-Basin, check out the other nearby world-class resorts for more skiing and riding.
- Loveland Ski area
- Vail – Beaver Creek
- Ski Copper
- Cooper Mountain