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Welcome to Arapahoe Basin's media center. Here you will find links to photos, a list of media contacts and general information about A-Basin. For information about the current winter season, please click the button below.
2018-19 Press Releases
The best low resolution images from our previous season are available in our Press Kit. High resolution images are available upon request for use by media outlets, not for private or commercial enterprise. Please email Katherine Fuller, Communications Manager, for more information about A-Basin images.
Webcam Images and Usage
Arapahoe Basin has seven webcams available to the public and for use by media outlets. Media outlets are permitted to use A-Basin's webcam images and timelapse videos in print, broadcast and social media, and may also embed these cams on their websites. Please consider these guidelines in return:
- Credit Arapahoe Basin Ski Area wherever applicable
- Do not crop our watermark out of the Prism cam shots (especially on social media)
- Link back to the ski area if you are embedding the cam image in your website
About the Mountain
Situated high on the Continental Divide, Arapahoe Basin offers some of the highest skiable terrain in North America and an unrivaled panorama of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains.
- The Long Season: Arapahoe Basin boasts one of the longest ski seasons in North America (typically October through early June). The ski area is often the first to open in the state of Colorado.
- The Mountain: Known for its high alpine terrain, Arapahoe Basin has everything from mellow learning areas and rolling intermediate groomers, to leg-burning bump runs and some of the most exciting steeps in Colorado. In the 2018-19 season, Arapahoe Basin opened a 468-acre expansion, The Beavers & The Steep Gullies.
- The Vibe: A-Basin is known for being a locals' mountain, offering up a laid-back, authentic Colorado ski experience. Even though the amenities are upgraded and the buildings change, the vibe remains. It's one of those intangible things that makes the Basin so special. Come visit us, and share in the real deal ski experience with us.
- The Food: Led by Food & Beverage Director Christopher Rybak, Arapahoe Basin's culinary offerings keep growing and evolving. From traditional ski far to unique offerings like the Pacific Rim and Raw Bar, BBQ smoked and sauced on-site and our elegant Moonlight Dinner Series. In 2019, Il Rifugio opened at around 12,500 feet in the Snow Plume Refuge. This European-style bistro is the highest lift-served restaurant in the U.S.
- The Scene: It's lively, it's fun, and every day is a time to explore the natural world and play in the mountains with your favorite people. Be sure to check out "The Beach," A-Basin's slopeside parking area where tailgating is a way of life and costumes work as everyday attire. The Basin is family-friendly and welcomes all who want to celebrate life in the mountains.
Westword "Best of Denver" 2019
Best New Chair - The Beavers
Best Steep Slope - The Steep Gullies
Pinnacol Assurance 2018 Circle of Safety Award
In recognition of our "superior risk management record"
Ranked #3 Best Ski Resort in Colorado
SnowPak.com, November 2017
Top 25 Ski Resorts for Seniors (#1 in the West)
SeniorSkiing.com/About.com, January 2016
25 Best Family Ski Resorts in North America
VacationIdea.com, January 2016
4 Mind-Blowing Bloody Marys
SKI Magazine online, October 2015
NSAA & SKI Magazine Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Excellence
National Ski Areas Association/SKI Magazine, May 2014
Top 10 Resorts for Character (2013)
Skimag.com, November 2012
Top 10 Ski Resorts in the U.S. (2013, ranked by "awesomeness")
Forbes, December 2012
10 Best Mountains You've Never Skied (2013)
SKI Magazine, November 2012
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