Arapahoe Basin

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    5.9 cm snow
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What do you think about Arapahoe Basin?
7 reviews
Arapahoe Basin is a great place not many people go to A-basin during the season. many People go to the bigger and better resorts in Colorado. They have great powder days there. They park stays around till about April. fun rails and one samll jump. well if you want to ride with the coloradons ski a-basin.

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A Basin is located 5 miles ie about 8km from Keystone. A long steep highway takes you there. Free parking near the elevator.
Now in the pre-season only the lower 3-chair lifts were open. The upper closed after a few hours as it blew and snowed too much on the calf mountain. Older people lift but they take away well anyway. The slopes are between 3500m and 4000m high so you can easily be reached.
A green backdrop here corresponds to blue or red in Sweden. Absolutely not like a green in "Breck" that barely leans.
Still relatively much telephones here but the boards are almost 50% (as in Sweden a few years ago).

At the lift is a sign: "No beginner skiing". They also have their own small miniback with their own seatlift on the side ..

On the way home you will find one and the other SUV in the ditch. Checkout tires and an overcoat of 4x4 contribute to this.

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The best thing about the A basin is the rides and the extreme nature. It's the ones who could not afford to go to Jackson Hole, which is just the same, fast 10ggr so big. Here are many possible extreme rides and it usually clicks every few paragraphs each year. Skipatrollen has a good knowledge of cannon and will gladly help you ....... if you can go and have the right stuff with you! This is not the place you go to flash without being judged on your ride. Probably the city that has the highest percentage of telescopes in the world!

Here you go for one or two days or go to Jackson Hole!

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As the previous speaker, not big but something as unusual as skiing above the tree line. A cushion day with traffic jams resulting in cars everywhere but on the way along the I-70, a turn up to the A-basin can be an idea. Nice ride with big surfaces o Good opportunity to go extra swing on the tops around.

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Arapahoe Basin is one if you like and appreciate the same things that are found in Kittelfjäll here in Sweden ...
The ski system is not so remarkable, but offers very good offpiste opportunities, and when the mighty "East Wall" is open (usually the opening of this offpiste area in March), there are a lot of exposed lines with just a short hike as an effort.
The advantage of A-Basin is also close to Loveland Pass, where the off-piste skiing is located right outside the car door - free of charge.
For those who go to Vail or Breckenridge, A-Basin is a great compliment when you want to get away from the worst masses, and maybe find back to the freedom of the ride again. Also do not miss "Pallavicini" which is a double black downhill with a heavy testosterone factor ... :-)

The A-Basin is a fresh fan, and here you will find people who actually want to KNOW SKIDOR, not just showing up on the slopes.

// Jonas

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Good season, high. Fairly small place. There is no city but just a small ski-back restaurant. Included in "coloradopass" that can be bought in the pre season for about $ 380. Located about 1h, by car, west of Denver.

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Was there the 98 season so the memory may have faded. Arapahoe is high on Continental Devide and usually scraps a lot of snow. Because you take the car here, you also have the chance of finfin offpiste from the pass up higher. The system is quite mediocre but outside the piste you can find both steep and nice skiing. However, some people to fight with. Nice setting for telemark too, which is nice. Scotty Bobs can be tested here. Tail-gate party in the parking lot when the sun begins to warm at the end of the season ...

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Rider: - Photo: Jonas Emilsson


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