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Arapahoe Basin
Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin in Keystone, Colorado

Painted in 1991

Location White River National Forest

Summit County, Colorado, U.S.

Nearest major city Keystone

Denver: 68 miles (110 km)

Coordinates 39°38′30″N 105°52′18″W

Vertical 2,530 ft (771 m)

Top elevation 13,050 ft (3,978 m)

Base elevation 10,780 ft (3,286 m)

Skiable area 1,428 acres (5.78 km2)

Runs 145 , 7% Easiest , 20% More Difficult , 49% Most Difficult , 24% Extreme

Longest run 1.5 miles (2.4 km)

Lift system 9 chairs (1 high-speed quad, 2 quads, 1 triple, 2 doubles) , 2 magic carpets and 1 surface lift

Terrain parks 2 (High Divide and Treeline)

Snowfall 350 in (890 cm)

Snowmaking 125 acres (0.51 km2)

Night skiing No

"The 'Rembrandt of snow' has published a hefty coffee table book with a collection of nearly all of his hand-painted maps."




Timeless art for your home

Hand-painted maps require the best reproduction process available. Each illustration starts with a high resolution digital scan. It is then printed on museum quality cotton paper using the latest HDR ink-jet technology.

Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues

If you are a skier or snowboarder, there is a good chance James Niehues has been your mountain guide. Throughout his 30 year career he has worked at the  smallest hills and the most expansive resorts in North America.  He has left his mark in South America, Australia, Asia and Europe too.   And even if you have never shared a bottomless powder day with him, he has always been close by.