“The Legend” isn’t any ordinary ski mountain. With a summit elevation of 13,050 feet, this ski area offers the highest skiable terrain on the North American continent. Set at the base of the Continental Divide on Loveland Pass, Arapahoe Basin, also referred to as A-Basin, has over a hundred expertly carved trails, including above-timberline bowls and deep powder stashes. With groomed cruiser runs, chutes and glades, A-Basin has every type of skiing experience. Arapahoe Basin is famous for being steep and deep; this no-frills area boasts some of the most exciting and challenging skiing around.
Since 1946, Arapahoe Basin has been providing fantastic rides for skiers or riders from the Colorado area as well as the world. Arapahoe Basin receives over 350 inches of snowfall annually. Half of the mountain is above timberline with open bowl skiing and snowboarding through spring and into early summer. One of its signature runs, Pallavicini, is one of Colorado’s steepest and longest trails. The newest building addition to A-Basin is the Black Mountain Lodge. During the winter season, the lodge serves as a day lodge and as the featured venue for Full Moon and Snowshoe Dinners. With guest accommodations for up to 300 people, Black Mountain Lodge showcases spectacular views of the Continental Divide as well as Colorado’s summer fauna, flora, and wildlife.