Looking to ski a little earlier this year, or maybe even a little later? Want to do some serious skiing, but stay away from the glamour? Why not try the Arapahoe Basin this year?
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Arapahoe Basin is an alpine ski area in the Rocky Mountains of the United States. It is based in the White River National Forest of Colorado.
A-Basin (or simply, "the Basin") is known for its extended season, where it often stays open until early July, whereas most other northern ski areas close in early May.
The A-Basin East Wall has a summit elevation of 13,050 feet (3,978 m). It is widely regarded as the highest skiable terrain in North America. Due to its high elevation and its mostly north-to-northeast face, the Basin's ski season is much longer than most Colorado resorts.
The Arapahoe Basin is more known for a clientele of hardcore, yet relaxed skiers, that like simply to ski and avoid the glamour associated with resorts like Aspen. It has been known to stay open until July and opens for the season in mid-October, often making it the first ski area to open in the US.