Arapahoe Basin also known by seasoned skiers as A-Basin, or “The Legend”. It is home to some of the steepest slopes to be found anywhere receiving as much as 370 inches of snow annually. Its longest run is 8,000 feet and they recently added Montezuma Bowl which increased their terrain an amazing 75%.
If you love views above tree-line and in-bounds steeps, A-Basin is your place. There are good intermediate runs and beginner terrain as well but the Basin is known for steep glade runs, rock drops, high-altitude crags with Alaskan style run-outs. With the aspect and altitude as factors, A-Basin often has the longest season in North America and boasts no village, no hotels, no condos- just two bars and cafe, adrenaline and true blue riders. Reserve your A-Basin ski rentals today!
Treeline Terrain Park is rail laden with a 20-foot down rail, 15-foot kink rail and a baffling trapezoid rail that is awful challenging as well as 30 and 40-foot jumps, and a series of boxes. They also have the High Divide Terrain Park for the beginners.
The Pallavicini lift is what “The Legend” is all about. The lift drops at the top of a steep bowl and if you stay skiers left you end up at the top of the Alley’s. Numbered 1 through 4, the Alleys are a series of serious runs that made you wish you had taken a sip of “young and fearless” with your breakfast that morning. The rest of runs off Pali lift are an equally exciting rock gardens and opportunities for big, natural air hits. These runs are not for the faint of heart.