Arapahoe Basin

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Resort Summary
Resort Name Arapahoe Basin
Location Sixty-eight miles west of Denver, in Summit County, Colorado
Resort Altitude 13,050 feet
Winter Season Oct - June
Terrain Overall: 900 acres
Beginner: 10% (90 acres)
Intermediate: 30% (270 acres)
Advanced: 60% (540 acres)
Lift System One quad chairlift

Two triple chairlifts

Three double chairlifts

One conveyor lift

Lift capacity of 10,500 people per hour

Highest Lift
Lowest Lift
Vertical 2,270 feet
Longest Run 1.5 miles
Avg Snowfall 350 inches
Terrain Parks
Snow Sports
Facilities The Legends Cafe, Black Mountain Lodge, Sixth Alley Bar, Coffee Corner, Snowsports Center
Nearest Town Denver
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day $
Adult 1 Day $49
Child 5 Day $
Child 1 Day $25


Overview 

Arapahoe Basin is a 63 year old snow resort in Colorado that serves some of the highest skiable terrain in the USA. The Resort is also host to one of Colorado's longest and steepest trails: Pallavincini. Part of Arapahoe Basin is above the timberline (above the hight at which trees can grow)and often provides snow sports through spring and into the beginning of summer.

Location

In Summit County, sixty-eight miles (110 km) west of Denver, Colorado, USA

Pros

  1. Great Terrain
  2. Great Snow
  3. Long Season

Cons

  1. Poor rental equipment
  2. Slow chairlifts
  3. Bad for Beginners

Contacts

Phone: 1-888-ARAPAHOE (1-888-272-7246) 1-970-468-0718


Postal: Arapahoe Basin Ski Area P.O. Box 5808 Dillon, Colorado 80435

Website: www.arapahoebasin.com

Planning

Getting There

Car from Denver: Arapahoe Basin is a 96 mile (150 km) drive west from Denver International Airport via I-70 west. Take I-70 west to Silverthorne (exit 205), then travel 12 miles east on U.S. Highway 6. Or, choose the 68 mile scenic route from Denver by taking I-70 west to Loveland Pass (exit 216), then proceed west on U.S. Highway 6 for 8 miles.

Car from Colorado Springs: The 115 mile trip follows I-25 north to C-470 west, then take I-70, and west to Silverthorne (exit 205), then travel 12 miles east on U.S. Highway 6. Or, take the scenic route via U.S. Highway 24 west to Colorado Highway 9 north, turn right onto Swan Mountain Road, and right again onto U.S. Highway 6, then venture east for 8 miles.

Bus: Summit County offers a FREE bus service from multiple locations around Summit County. Visit http://www.summitstage.com.

Shuttle: Contact Resort Express for direct service from Denver International Airport to lodging within Summit County. Call 1-800-334-7433 or Colorado Mountain Express.

Air: Denver International Airport has daily flights to and from most major cities. Also, the Colorado Springs and Vail/Eagle Airports are served regularly by major airlines from cities all across the country.

Accommodation

On Mountain

Arapahoe Basin does not offer on mountain accommodation.

Off Mountain

Hotels, lodges, condos, motels and B&B's are available as close as five miles from the resort.

Lift Tickets

Adult full-day $49

Adult half-day $44

Youth full-day (15-19) $44

Child full-day (6 - 14) $25

Child full-day (5 & under) FREE

Ski School

Private Lessons: Starts at $99 (Join us for 1-6 hours in an individualized lesson. Private lessons can accommodate up to 4 people.)

Adult First Timer Complete Package: $85 (Includes 2.5 hrs instruction, equipment rental & beginner hill lift ticket.)

Adult Legendary Full Mountain Complete Package: $100 (Includes 2.5 hrs instruction, equipment rental & full-mountain lift ticket.)

Children's Full Day Complete Package: $115 (Includes full-day instruction, equipment rental, lift ticket & lunch.)

Children's Half Day Complete Package: $95 (Includes 2.5 hrs instruction, equipment rental & lift ticket.)

Equipment Hire

The Rental shop can be found at the bottom of the mountain not to far from the lifts. There is a good selection of equipment for all needs. Price List: (Includes skis, boots, and poles)

Adult, full day performance ski package: $39

Adult, full day sport ski package: $29

Adult, snowboard package: $35

Child, (up to 14) ski package: $18

Child, (up to 14) snowboard package: $22 (Ages 3-14 years old - free helmet usage with rental.)

Prices are subject to change

Resort Facilities

Getting Around

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Parking

The Resort has four main parking lots;

  1. Early Riser: Positioned beside the mountain between the bottom of the Pallavicini and the Exhibition lifts.
  2. High-Noon: Found a few hundred yards east of the Base area (in the direction of Loveland Pass).
  3. Last Chance: Is a bit further in the direction of Loveland Pass.
  4. Administration Lot: (smallest) Located right out the front of the Guest Services Building.

Activities

A free bus system provides access to the surrounding towns of Arapahoe Basin. In these towns can be found many activities and social gatherings such as bars, pubs, etc.

Dining

The Legends Cafe, located at the foot of the mountain, serves breakfasts and lunches, indoors and out.


The Coffee Corner located just infront of the Sixth Alley Bar, offers great drinks. Why not try our chai, mate, assortment of teas or simply grab a coffee.

Located at the top of Arapahoe Basin, the Snow Plume Refuge no longer offers soups and chili, but has vending machines for your food and drink needs. Use our outside grill for a little "bring your own, cook your own" and enjoy the view!

Bars & Entertainment

Black Mountain Lodge, located at the top of the Exhibition lift, serves bistro style food, indoors and out.

The Sixth Alley Bar offers apres-ski libations.

Shopping

Arapahoe Sports has everything for the hill, including clothing and helmet rental. Clothing rental starts at $10 per item rented. Black Mountain Sports is your mid-mountain shop for clothing, beanies, and hand warmers.

Children

Kids-Only ski and snowboard lessons and rentals are offered so children may learn with their peers. Ski lessons are offered for children 4 years old and up. Snowboarding lessons are available for ages 8 years old and up.

Ride Guide

Beginner Areas

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Groomed Runs

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Off Piste

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Out of Bounds

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Cross Country

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Parks & Pipes

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Bumps

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Powder Zones

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Sheltered Runs

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Snowplay

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Other

Weather

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Geography

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History

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Resources

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Maps

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