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Arapahoe Basin

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort Guide

Arapahoe Basin, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift3,980m
Resort Height3,290m
 Nearest AirportsDenver International and Vail/Eagle
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Arapahoe Basin

The ski area of Arapahoe Basin is in the American Rockies at an altitude of 3,290m.


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

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


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


Arapahoe Basin is highly rated by Snowboarders.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Pallavicini'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Arapahoe Basin?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm, expected on 21 May.

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Snow Forecast by day for Arapahoe Basin

Ski Area Stats

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,980m
Lowest Piste3,290m
Resort Altitude (Arapahoe Basin)3,290m
Max Vertical690m

Ski Slope Aspects


Arapahoe Basin has ski slopes facing north (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Arapahoe Basin
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Arapahoe Basin?

This ski resort is in the American Rockies in Chesterfield, St. Louis.


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How to get there

 By Air

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

Vail/Eagle, Steamboat Springs, Yampa Valley, Colorado Springs and Aspen airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

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

Season Dates

When is Arapahoe Basin open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

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

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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