Skiing Arapahoe Basin
Denverites like to ski too, and when they do, one of the places they go is Arapahoe Basin, located on the Continental Divide about 68 miles from Denver. A-Basin, as it’s known, clocks in at a top elevation of over 13,000 feet, making it one of the highest ski areas in Colorado
. As a result, A-Basin opens early (it’s often the first resort in the state to turn on its lifts) and closes late (in a good year, A-Basin may stay open until July). And with six chairlifts and two terrain parks, there’s plenty for visitors to tackle when its gates are open.