Skiing in Arapahoe Basin, Idaho Springs, Colorado USA

Average Snowfall:
350 in/889 cm
Vertical Rise:
2270 ft/691.9 m
Base Elevation:
10780 ft/3286 m
Top Elevation:
13050 ft/3978 m
Signature trail:
Berthoud Pass is located between Idaho Springs and Winter Park and is one of the closest areas in Denver for skiing. It belongs to Boulder County and is just an hour away.

The top of the pass is at 11307 ft/3446 m and has access to a wide array of backcountry stashes. Arapahoe Basin is located at 68 mi/109.4 km west of Denver, in Summit County and it is one popular ski destination with average snowfall of 350 in/889 cm.

The half of the mountain is above timberline with an open bowl skiing during spring and early summer. One of its signature runs is Pallavicini, which is one of the longest and steepest trails in Colorado. Vertical rise is at 2270 ft/691.9 m. Base elevation is at 10780 ft/3286 m and top elevation is at 13050 ft/3978 m.

The spot provides 109 trails and the longest run covers 1.5 mi/2.4 km. The spot’s skiable acres are 960/3.88 km² and snowmaking acres are about 125/0.50 km². Available lifts include 1 high speed quad chairlift, 1 quad chairlift, 1 triple chairlift, three double chairlifts and 2 conveyor lifts. Lift capacity is 10700 passengers/hour. Terrains are 10% for beginners, 30% for intermediate, 37% for advanced and 23% for expert skiers.