About the Terrain
The 339 acres of terrain in The Beavers varies from steep intermediate (blue square) groomed runs--Loafer and Davis-- to most-difficult and extreme (black and double-black diamond) tree skiing. The terrain is rolling and varied, with open bowl skiing at the top and glades on the west side and the lower 2/3 of the terrain. The Beavers is served by a four-person fixed-grip lift.
The Steep Gullies
The Steep Gullies is 129 acres of the most challenging skiing at Arapahoe Basin. These steep, narrow chutes vary in pitch and width, and are rated as "extreme" (double-black diamond). All terrain in The Steep Gullies is designated as "hike back," meaning that guests must hike or skin back to the bottom of the Pallavicini Lift upon completion of their run.
- The hike back trail leads from the bottom of The Beavers & The Steep Gullies terrain to the bottom terminal of the Pallavicini Lift
- Hike time is approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on equipment and fitness level
- Guests may use skins to make their way back to the lift