A-Basin, Colorado-TOPO Series Map
Brand Muir Way
Arapahoe Basin, or more commonly known as A-Basin, gets over 350" in annual snowfall and is known for an extended season which usually goes to mid-summer. It's located in the White River National Forest in the Rocky Mountains and has one of the highest lift accessed skiable terrains in North America. A-Basin was opened by Max and Edna Dercum in 1946 and has since expanded to 109 trails.
TOPO Series Maps:
Our maps show elevation changes in the landscape through contour lines. Each line represents a particular elevation, so you can determine the degree of slope by how close the lines are to one another (very close lines indicate a steep slope area). The dot on the map represents the base of the ski area. The elevation climbs away from the dot and shows the shape of the ski area from above, as well as the surrounding areas. The elevation and geographic coordinates indicated at the bottom of the map refer to the base of the ski area. The interval distance represents the elevation change between each line.
The maps are based off of US Geological Survey topographic maps which were created in quadrant sections. In other words, the USGS created maps that can be pieced together like a mosaic to create the entire US. Our maps use up to 4 quadrants to form a map of the ski mountain area. If there is a vertical and/or horizontal line on our map, they show where two or more quadrants meet.
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