Arapahoe Basin Travel Guide, Colorado
Located up the road from Keystone and west of Denver in Summit County, Colorado, Arapahoe Basin is an important touristic destination at a summit elevation of 13,050 feet. It is full especially in winter as it ranks among the hottest skiing resorts, one that is known for its natural attributes, fine snow, and quality skiing lessons, world-class trails for all levels of experience and for being the highest skiable terrain in the North American continent.
The resort is committed to providing an excellent skiing experience. Whatever your style, there are outdoor experiences and spectacular natural beauty to make your next vacation truly unforgettable.
And there are plenty of routes and ways to get to this dream destination. No matter what you fancy as a means of transport you can get there by either of them, be it by plane, car, shuttle or bus.
For those coming from longer distances, the plane is the ideal way to get to one of the three airports the Colorado Springs, Vail/Eagle Airports and Denver International Airport as it has daily flights to and from most major cities. Once you are there you can get directions to the Basin. One option is to rent a car and drive on the scenic route from Denver by taking I-70 west to Loveland Pass then proceed west on U.S. Highway 6 for 8 miles. If you come from Colorado Springs there is another scenic route via U.S. Highway 24 west to Colorado Highway 9 north. Be sure to take a map with you. An easier way would be taking the shuttle or bus that will take you directly to the Arapahoe Basin. It is pretty cheap to take either of them.
No matter what they take tourists always get here by the thousands every season for the last 60 years. They are lured by the fresh snow and world-class trails. Skiers of all levels and ages can enjoy the over sixty trails. But tourists are not the only people to come here, film professionals come to this place for the great advertising opportunities and environmentalists are pretty busy here. They strive to keep the Basin on the top in pollution prevention. There is a project based on environmental management strategy whose results will bring benefits for both the Basin as for the other ski companies. They are involved in water conservation and plan on reducing all types of waste from scrap metals to restaurant green waste, and on reducing energy consumption making it more efficient.
Environment is not the only concern skier safety is also a number one concern. Lots of information on this topic is available and skiers are warned about the dangers they are exposed to unless they follow the instructions and the warning signs. Skiing is both a pleasurable experience as well as one that requires a lot of attention and control. Of course the advanced and experienced skiers know all these safety precautions but the beginners and even the intermediate ones are exposed to dangers of colliding with either natural obstacles like stones and trees as well as snowmobiles especially if they don not ski on designated trails. Even on the trails you have to be sharp and pay attention to other skiers, stay within your ability level and use your common sense. Keep in mind all these and you will have an accident free pleasurable skiing experience. If accidents happen there are plenty of clinics available to care for the wounded.
Those seeking a bit of adventure without getting hurt there are High Adventure Camps to provide exhilarating experience. Kids will find A-Basin a fun experience, on that they will definitely want to repeat. Kids Club Arapahoe makes sure this will happen. It provides private skiing lessons for kids of ages 3 to 14 and snowboard lessons for kids between 5 and 14. The kids will be left with lifelong snow sports skills.
If you want your skiing experience to be cheap too look out for the offers that include reduced prices for groups of 15 or more. Tickets and passes are affordable and have no black out dates. Spring is also a good season to come here for the spring events and concert series.
No matter when you come, A-Basin sure to offer you an unforgettable experience.
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