Photo: Colorado Ski Country USA
Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin Resort is awash in superlatives (and don’t worry—we’ll get to them). But its legion of impressive assets can accurately be summarized in two words, words that the resort has pretty much owned since it opened with a rope tow back in 1946: The Legend.
To people who have been here, the reasons are simple and undeniable: pure, electric Rocky Mountain skiing and snowboarding, with a dizzying number of runs threading across a peak that stands shoulders above all other Colorado resorts. Truly epic runs that can stretch up to 1.5 miles in length, paired with a low-key, no-frills vibe that permeates the mountain and takes over the parking lot when the lifts close.
And to those who haven’t visited A Basin, it’s one of the few places in ski lore that exceeds its reputation.
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