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Arapahoe Basin and Montezuma Bowl

Just got back from skiing in the Rockies. It had been a couple of years since I was able to do some skiing out there. Most of my recent trips out to Colorado have been during the summer to do some mountain biking. It was nice to do some Big Mountain skiing again.

Me and my girlfriend managed to score some pretty good lift ticket discounts from Liftopia.com. I was able to get a 2 day ticket for Arapahoe Basin for 75 bucks! Not too bad.

Arapahoe Basin has always been one of my favorite places to ski in Summit County. The base and summits of the mountain are a little bit higher than most of the other resorts so the snow tends to hold better late season. The terrain is pretty rugged and has some of the Steepest Runs in Colorado. The mountain is littered with rock faces, windblown cornices and tight tree chutes. I was especially excited because last year A-Basin opened up the Montezuma Bowl and added a chairlift on the backside of the Mountain expanding their in-bound terrain by an additional 80%.

Arapahoe Basin Montezuma Bowl

The terrain was pretty sweet.  For those familiar with the old A-Basin the terrain is more of the same which I will never grow tired of.  Can’t wait to head back out there next season.