Arapahoe Basin ski holidays Skiing & snowboarding in Arapahoe Basin, Colorado


Arapahoe Basin skiing holidays - just 68 miles west of downtown Denver, situated high on the Continental Divide at 3286m is the skiing mecca of Arapahoe Basin. This amazing ski resort offers the highest skiable terrain in North America with spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains.

A-Basin boasts varied terrain, an average annual snowfall of 350 inches and one of the longest ski seasons in North America normally starting in October and running through to early June. There are steep chutes, wide-open powder bowls for advanced skiers, spruce glades for intermediates and children friendly learning areas.

Key information (whole area)
Top lift3978m
Ski area (acre)960
Nearest airportEagle Airport (124km)

The base station has several bars and restaurants for some on the mountain apres-ski. After this, the local towns provide the evening entertainment with an extensive selection of eateries, bars and clubs.

Featured chalets in Arapahoe

There is no mountainside lodging at Araphoe Basin resort so most people choose to stay in nearby Dillon, Frisco, Silverthorne or Keystone where there are many private lodges, chalets and condos to rent.

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Our view on Arapahoe Basin ski vacations

We think Arapahoe Basin is a unique resort where the emphasis is on enjoying the mountain and with the base lift at 3286m, it offers some of the best high altitude skiing and boarding in North America.

For more ski holiday information, please see our Arapahoe Basin resort guide.

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