One of Summit County's secret spots that locals cherish when the tourist season hits its peak, Arapahoe Basin is the epitome of Colorado's laid back reputation with a twist of tough terrain and entertaining events.
Since 1946 the best skiers in the world have been drawn to this very unique alpine cirque high on the Continental Divide for the slopes and snow.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area's "Treeline Terrain Park" & the "High Divide Terrain Park" are complete with jumps, boxes, and rails - everything from rainbows to kinks.
Open bowls above timberline make this the gathering place for the advanced skier. But it also provides plenty of fun, forgiving terrain for folks who seek a bit less stimulating adventure. If you're seeking a real challenge, hike to the Upper East Wall and feast your eyes on a beautiful view above and steep chutes below. Yet some of the hot powder spots is a mere traverse over to the Lower East Wall.
The mountain offers a plethora of events for all ages and ski levels each season, from telemark clinics to better your skills to its annual parking lot cookouts and weekend tailgating.
Boasting one of the longest seasons in North America, Arapahoe Basin sometimes opens in October and attempts to offer good snow until the Fourth of July.