The Arapahoe Basin (known universally as A-Basin, even on signs) is a resort area in the state of Colorado. It is a great destination for those on a budget not looking for tourist traps, but for more of a local scene. While not as large as the nearby resorts Keystone and Breckenridge, A-Basin still has diverse terrain and plenty of trails.
A-Basin expanded over 80% in the 2006-2007 season by finishing the back half of their mountain - now called the Montezuma bowl.
Cell-phone warning: Most cell phones have no service anywhere at the A-Basin. If you're planning to meet somebody, make sure to pick a meeting time and place beforehand.
Take I-70 to exit 205, then head along Colorado rt. 6 for 12 miles.
Parking at A-basin is more limited than most of the resorts. It's not common for lots to fill by 11 AM on Saturdays and Sundays.
Arapahoe Basin is not directly in a town. To get to A-basin, you'll have to drive or take the Summit Shuttle.
A-Basin is one of the few resorts that allows camping in some of their parking lots.