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Arapahoe Basin, known as “The Legend” to many Coloradans, has one of the longest ski seasons in North America, open from October to June. Enjoy the 360 degree view from the summit or lunch at Black Mountain Lodge all while skiing some of the best terrain in the world. With the addition of the Montezuma Bowl, there is twice the natural beauty to explore; more high-alpine groomed runs, bowls, chutes and glades, all serviced by our new quad chair lift. Experience the Legend.

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  1. 2017 opening dates for resorts in Colorado

    The 2017 season is nearly here! With the first snow headed to Denver this weekend and snowmaking in full swing in the mountains, it’s time to start planning your first runs. Both Vail Resorts and Colorado Ski Country have officially published these dates online. But, of course, everything is subject to change. Be sure to…

  2. New this season in Colorado Ski Country

    When you visit Colorado Ski Country this season you should be pleasantly surprised with new features, events, and more. This year you’ll see a lot of big anniversary milestones and “mountain coasters” popping up all over. Read on for the a summary of the the highlights and new features coming to Colorado Ski Country resorts…

  3. Skied at Arapahoe Basin on March 20, 2016

    It had been a long time since we’d skied at A-Basin. So we woke up bright and early, left by 7 AM, and by 8 we were turning up the windy highway (US 6). We snagged an awesome nearly front-row (right next to the beach) parking spot and I headed to the to the 6th…

  4. Forest Service and Arapahoe Basin formally begin Beavers expansion review process →

    From Bob Berwyn at the Summit County Citizens Voice:

    Arapahoe Basin and the U.S. Forest Service are moving ahead with the first formal step in the review process for a significant expansion at Summit County’s oldest ski area.

    The proposal includes the following expansions and improvements:

    • Adding a lift to the Beavers area which is (adding 430 acres)
    • Expanding its reservoir for snowmaking water
    • Adding a surface lift for easier access to the Montezuma Bowl
    • Replacing the Molly Hogan lift and removing the Norway chair (potentially allowing for zip lines)

    Keep in mind, this is an early phase in the review process but shows what the resort could look like in a few seasons.

    Read more about the Beavers expansion proposal, the scheduled open house, and check out the scoping notice for yourself at summitcountyvoice.com.

  5. Arapahoe Basin also making snow to kick off the 2013 season

    Snowmaking season has officially begun in Colorado. As mentioned, Loveland started blowing snow the evening of September 27, 2013 and shared some pictures.

    Arapahoe Basin did the same and Al’s Blog has some great photos showing the early days of winter.

    The Arapahoe Basin team also posted video of snowfall happening the evening of September 27th:

    The race to open in Colorado typically results in one of these two mountains opening one top-to-bottom run to the public in mid October. Stay tuned…

    (Photo and Video Credit: Arapahoe Basin)