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Arapahoe Basin

28194 US Hwy 6, Keystone, CO 80435
+1 970-468-0718
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Great friendly local mountain!

Wow! I wanted to go skiing on Memorial Day and A-basin was still open! This was my first visit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brandon W
Gainesville, Florida, Usa
No Frills Resort with Super Friendly Vibe

This is a locals resort but they are super friendly. The most fun was planning a last minute... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Popular ski area boasts a long ski season, from November to June, and offers the highest skiable terrain on the North American continent.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ski area” (41 reviews)
“east wall” (16 reviews)
“summit county” (25 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
28194 US Hwy 6, Keystone, CO 80435
+1 970-468-0718
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! I wanted to go skiing on Memorial Day and A-basin was still open! This was my first visit and I WILL be back. All the locals we so friendly and the party atmosphere was awesome. There are runs for all levels. The base area...More

Thank Brandon W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a locals resort but they are super friendly. The most fun was planning a last minute Memorial Day weekend trip to Breckenridge only to find that three feet of snow fell the week before. Sure, the bottom first thing in the AM is...More

Thank CzechMate2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A-basin. Yes. You have access to hike any peak, well above 11K ft. The chutes are great. The hike to the peak is gradual, not aggressive. Great Bowl to ski, nice cornices. Continental Divide spot. Skiing in April, all of May, maybe a weekend in...More

Thank Lu G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Late season skiing in the Rockies! I can't think of anything bad to say, because there isn't. Even tho the base was slush and slow, (which is to be expected late season) the place was still well-maintained and up near the summit was still a...More

Thank boilore13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to Denver and the only resort that remains open till late in the season. Agree with all the recommendations: More of a "locals" place but welcomes EVERYONE!

Thank NikitaWorld07
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Came up to enjoy some Spring skiing and it was epic! First two days were great but then we got 20" of fresh powder so last two days were unbelievable. A-Basin season pass is $170ish for military so you can't beat the value. Food is...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We used our Epic 4 pass at Christmas break and spent the better part of one day at A Basin. The day before we were at Vail and there is quite a difference in facilities at the base, lifts, etc. Vail Resorts as the owner...More

Thank love2ski21
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We visitied A-Basin in late April for some spring riding and I cannot say enough good things about this place. It is an easy (weather permitting...) <10 minute drive up from Keystone towards Loveland Pass. Being atop the continental divide, and at a higher elevation...More

1  Thank bguth11
Reviewed 18 April 2017

return to a Basin 25 years since I last skied here. Was not disappointed .Just like I remember it and the same kind of buzz about the place. Bit of a cult resort to ski . Has everything for the positive skier. Steeps back bowl...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 15 April 2017

You want to dine, party, hangout with loads of tourists? -> don't go here (go to Breckenridge or Keystone). Arapahoe Basin is the place to ski or board. Nothing but that. The locals hangout here for a reason. Great snow, awesome views, and plain empty...More

Thank Ronald N
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Shawn M
We are planning a family ski trip and class to Arapahoe Basin. Is there a place to eat at the location? We plan on taking the class in the morning and skiing the rest of the afternoon so we don't want to have to leave and return.
25 January 2017|
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Response from Boulder_ColoradoBeth | Reviewed this property |
There is a cafeteria at the base and another one in the mid-mountain lodge which has some special entrees for lunch.
Hi - Thanks for that great review! We're planning to go tonight or tom'w for 3 or 4 days ... We're hoping that there'll still be have enough snow - and that there'll be enough enjoyable terrain for my girlfriend, who is transitioning from beginner to intermediate and has just started getting comfortable on Vail's blues, etc... So ... I'm wondering whether you were there very recently, and, if so, whether there's still enough decent snow - and suitable terrain/trails... Any thoughts??? You can email me here or at CZimmerman at Google's email service. Thanks so much! - Cory
24 April 2016|
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Response from ComfortSeeker595 | Reviewed this property |
(Correction to the 2nd sentence of the 2nd paragraph -- I meant "...that she COULD readily do" instead of "...that she GOOD readily do..." )
Does Arapahoe Basin offer Ski in, Ski out lodging? Thanks
6 February 2016|
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Response from kristainco | Reviewed this property |
No, there isn't any lodging at the resort. If you stay in Summit County you can take a free shuttle to the base area. Keystone Resort is your closest bet.