Imagine Alpine Skiing on the Continental Divide!
Arapahoe Basin (also known as A-Basin) can be found just 65 miles west of Denver. The resort has been known to stay open until July and opens for the season in mid-October, often making it the mountain to open in North America.
This is real alpine skiing!
If you’re looking for the place where the hardcore skiers go, then take a look at this resort.
A-Basin is also known for its especially long season, often opening in October and staying open until early June, whereas most other northern resorts open in late November and close in early May.
Every once in a while, the Arapahoe Basin is still open in July!
Arapahoe Basin is located on the west side of Loveland Pass on US 6 highway.
If you’re driving on I-70 from Denver, the Resort can be found just before you reach the Eisenhower Tunnel. Located on the Continental Divide, with an elevation of 13,050′ at the top of the mountain and even 10,780′ at the base, this ski area has a vertical drop of 2,270′.
In addition, it has a total skiable area of 900 acres.
As for ski trails, there are 105 trails of which 10% are beginner, 30% intermediate, 37% advanced and 23% expert runs. The longest run is 1.5 miles.
The average annual snowfall at A-Basin is an amazing 350 inches!
A-Basin has seven lifts, one quad chair, two triple chairs, 3 double chairs and one conveyor lift.
Though it is mostly known for advanced and expert terrain, A-Basin also has runs for the novice and intermediate skier, as well as a children’s program.
While A-Basin does not have overnight accommodations, there are many places to stay in Summit County.