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“Best ski area in summit!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin
U.S. Highway 6, Keystone, CO 80435
970-468-0718
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Keystone
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding
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Owner description: Popular ski area boasts a long ski season, from November to June, and offers the highest skiable terrain on the North American continent.
Keystone, Colorado
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“Best ski area in summit!”
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!

Visited April 2014
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Perth, United Kingdom
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“The place to ski in Summit County, Colorado”
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 the runs from the mid-mountain lodge to the base as just simple green runs.
However, from there on up to the top and down the back of the monutain is intermediate to advanced skiing. If it' at all windy, skiers can be blown sideways as they get off the top of the chair and it's then a\ race to get out of the wind. There is a warming cabin at the top with fantastic views in asll directions.
Arapahoe Basin is independent, but covered by Vail Resorts Summit Pass. It provides skiers with outstanding catering both at the base area and at the mid-mountain lodge at a fraction of the price of nearby Keystone and well worth a visit for this alone. There is a connecting bus service from Keystone.

Visited April 2014
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New York City, New York
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“I didn't want to leave!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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

Visited May 2013
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Keller, Texas, United States
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“Spring Break Trip - First time snowboarding”
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 girls. The place had amazing views and the facilities were great. The only downfall was I called weeks in advance to ask about prices for rental equipment including clothes. The price I was quoted was way off what I was charged!!!

Visited March 2014
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“Take a lesson and for Scott!”
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, however, the lesson was great!

Visited March 2014
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