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Arapahoe Basin

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Address: U.S. Highway 6, Keystone, CO 80435
Phone Number: 970-468-0718
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
Description: Popular ski area boasts a long ski season, from November to June, and...
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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Spectacular!

We skied Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin in February 2015. All three hills are 5 star in my opinion, but A-Basin was my overall favourite. What set this place apart... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Banky B
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We skied Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin in February 2015. All three hills are 5 star in my opinion, but A-Basin was my overall favourite. What set this place apart is the laid back vibe, total lack of crowds, breathtaking views, challenging terrain and amazing conditions First off, this is a pure ski hill and not a resort. There is... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We visited Arapahoe for the first time this trip to Keystone. It is the only mountain not owned by Vail Resorts in this area. Therefore we were told by a local it is extremely popular because it's the "cheapest". A three day pass is $140, and the restaurant off the Black Bear Lift was awesome! Fresh smoked BBQ and very... More 

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Menomonie
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I had not been skiing in over 37 years and so I was fearful and hesitant when I arrived at A-Basin but still ready for the challenge. However, after one bunny hill trial, I was up the mountain and even attempted the Zuma Bowl (which I wasn't really ready for but all other runs were amazing and beautiful). There were... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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161 reviews 161 reviews
55 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I liked the 'no frills' atmosphere here. Lots of friends recommended going here, so we managed to get a half day in before flying out. Lift pass for full day was a little pricier - i felt that Loveland had much better value ($51 vs $85), but I'd go back when the price is a little lower. We got great... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Being our 3rd year at Keystone, we have only stayed in Arapahoe Lodge and have yet to be disappointed!!! Large rooms, Fireplace, Kitchen and a comfortable bed make it the perfect place to stay. Its close to the lifts for night skiing and the bars in River Run have great food and good times for that after ski cocktail!

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Sugar Land, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

ok - I'm a total newbie. Have never skied before and A Basin is where my experience skier boyfriend took me. Even though 'early' in the season, the snow coverage was good. Rented gear in town - remember to get a helmet as it typically does not come in the 'package'. At A Basin, took the 1/2 day ski lesson... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I went snowboarding here and consider myself to be at a beginner skill level. I stick to greens and blues. I had a great day here and felt like I improved my skills. The resort has avery laid back and casual vibe. I purchased my lift tickets the night before no the A basin website and received a little discount.... More 

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South Brunswick, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I have been a skier for over 45 years and this was my first time skiing A Basin. I'm sorry that it took so long to get here because this is one of the most beautiful places I have skied. The mountain is filled with groomers, bowls, and everything in between. A Basin is all about the skiing and not... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It has been a while since I have skied here but let me say it is only because of situations at home. It is one of the highest elevations to ski in this area which gives it a great abundance of snow. You have to ski a run called Pallevicini, not sure of spelling, which you drop into from a... More 

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Lincroft, New Jersey, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Arapahoe is hard core and popular with locals. On a sunny windless day, it's wonderful. I picked a sunny day, but the wind above the lower lifts was impossible. Being pelted by ice and snow while riding painfully slow lifts that stopped constantly while we froze made for a less than spectacular day.

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