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Arapahoe Basin

U.S. Highway 6, Keystone, CO 80435
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Keystone
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Description: Popular ski area boasts a long ski season, from November to June, and offers the highest skiable terrain on the North American continent.
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Abasin has very good skiing and a small club atmosphere. The lifties get to know you after a few runs. The runs are of good length and are varied. The lifts need upgrading but there is a new high speed lift coming. Breakfast at the chalet is fresh and reasonable cost.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Gotta love the legend! A Basin is a beast. Tired of dealing with the masses at Breck or Keystone? Head up the road a few miles and escape. Zuma on the backside has it all. Steeps, trees, bumps, double blacks, blacks, blues. Love it!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This place never stops amazing me. Every time I ski here the mountain is just a little different. Get used to the altitude first. Being from Denver will not help you at 13,050 feet. My god the view is amazing!!!!

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

With several feet of new snow blanketing this last of the old school ski resorts I couldn't resist the urge to slap on my skins and earn some turns. The mountain was all mine, and for a few days i was the king of the hill. My legs hate me, but my soul is refreshed. Thank you mother nature for... More

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East Lansing, MI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

On May 3 A Basin still had great snow (and more has arrived since with this weeks storm). Skiing was really good and slopes not busy, but the "beach" was crowded with folks having fun in the sunshine. Ski rental is very reasonable and quick = and the place will be open at least till mid June.

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Keystone, Colorado
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Love abasin, the beach, the runs, the views, and the value! We had our end of season employee party here and had a ball! Perfect weather, catered food and we were even in their avy dog you tube video! Yea abasin!

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Perth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Choose the right day to ski, when there's a blue skies and little wind, and A-Basin as its known locally, will provide some of the best skiing in the world! This little known resort is way up above Keystone on the Loveland Pass and has some of the highest skiing available in Colorado. It's not really for the beginner although... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great atmosphere, great slopes, great price! Also enjoyed the food and entertainment at the Mountain lodge.

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Keller, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My wife and I along with our two 13 year old girls went here to go snowboarding. We had never done it before so we signed up for a private lesson and then hit the slopes. We had a great time and our instructor was super good. He made it fun for all of us and was patient with the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Take a lesson and ask for Scott. We had a great half-day morning lesson with Scott and learned so much. We were impressed with the food options and rental facilities and enjoyed the laid back atmosphere of Araphaoe Basin but didn't really enjoy the lack of true "green" runs. The green runs are much more advanced than on other mountains,... More

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