Arapahoe Basin, CO Conditions Report: Sun, Snow, and Terrain at A-Basin!

Aaron Rice | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
A few patches of sun on a pretty well covered Lenawee
A few patches of sun on a pretty well covered Lenawee

The forecast was for overcast with highs in the low 30’s. It hasn’t snowed anything appreciable in over a week in Colorado. I had low expectations. However, I was very pleasantly surprised today.

The snow was edgeable and fast from top to bottom on the groomers and fun and chalky elsewhere. Being a Friday, we had the mountain to ourselves (by Colorado standards).

Empty all day
Empty all day

For groomers the place to be was Lenawee. With so few people it stayed good all day!

After a great morning on the groomers we headed over to Pali, and timed the rope drop perfectly!

Sucker hole
Sucker Holes abound today

For most of the rest of the day we skied Pali. The conditions started a bit chunky, but the more people that skied it the chalkier it got. By the end of the day it was skiing very well!

Chalky goodness
Chalky goodness
Some soft bumps to play on too
Some soft bumps to play on too

Given the forecast and the time of year, I was very happy to be skiing fun snow, on a not too shabby base for the beginning of December.

Rope dropping on Palli
Rope dropping on Palli
Looking at A-Basin from Loveland Pass
Looking at A-Basin from Loveland Pass
A chalky Palli
A Chalky Palli

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a free day pass from Arapahoe Basin Ski area in return for writing this post. However, I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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One thought on “Arapahoe Basin, CO Conditions Report: Sun, Snow, and Terrain at A-Basin!

  1. I have skied A-Basin for the last 11 years and recently moved to WA, I find it, not surprising that the resort would have the author include the last part of the write up…having said that, it’s a great place to ski. Better than Vail ( except E Vail ) VAIL SUCKS.

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