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Just in the past two days, this resort has gotten 2” of snow. Two terrains, 20 acres, and one of eight lifts are now open. Situated 68 miles west of Denver, Arapahoe is one of Colorado’s most historic ski resorts. With a timeline that goes all the way back to 1946, calling A-Basin “legendary”, as many powder hounds do, is no exaggeration at all. Arapahoe offers skiers and boarders one of the longest ski periods in all of the U.S. – the season that typically lasts from October until June or sometimes even July.