Arapahoe Basin is located approximately 75 miles west of Denver about 10 miles from Silverthrone, Colorado, on I-70. Situated on the Continental Divide, Araphoe Basin, A-Basin to the locals, offers breathtaking spectacular scenery at a literally breathtaking altitude.
Araphoe is the highest lift-served ski area in North America. The terrain tops out at 13,050 ft., with 2,270 feet of vertical ski area to the base at 10,780 feet. Lift Capacity of over 6,000 skiers per hour provides quick access to the slopes.
The skiing at Arapahoe Basin is truly legendary with the longest ski season in Colorado every year, from November to Mid-June. Some years there is even skiing in July such as in 1996 or July 4th when over 80 inches of new snow fell.
Outstanding skiing is the norm with an average of over 30 feet of snowfall each year and with so much snow there is plenty of new powder to ski.
There are 490 skiable acres, 61 trails, one triple, four double chairs and the longest run being 1.5 miles. Outstanding terrain is waiting for all skiers with virtually limitless skiing in the vast mountain bowls that are above the treeline with incredible views.
Trails are available for everyone with 10% of the trails for beginners, 50% for intermediate and 40% for advanced skiers.
The steepest, longest, and most challenging run in North America is located at Araphoe. The trail follows a natural avalanche path that has formed over the years by the forces of nature and provides the ultimate challenge.
This place has character and you haven't skied Colorado until you've skied "The Legend, Araphoe Basin.