A-Basin Summit: Ramrod to Lenawee Uphill

Arapahoe Basin

One possible route for skinning to the top of Arapahoe Basin resort.

Resort Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
2.4 km
Ascent
492 m
Descent
0 m
Low Point
3.3 km
High Point
3.8 km
Gradient
20˚
A-Basin Summit: Ramrod to Lenawee Uphill Map

A-Basin is pretty generous with the uphill access that’s allowed outside of operating hours. Before 8:30am and after 4:30pm you can skin up any frontside green or blue runs, and continue to the top if you like. The East Wall zone is completely off-limits after hours, but you can still take your pick of any lift-served runs on the front side to ski down.

Description

The route mapped here is just one of many options for skinning from bottom to top. It takes Ramrod > Dercum’s Gulch > Lenawee Face. You could start on High Noon instead, but Ramrod is slightly more direct. Note that any of these runs can be closed to uphill at any time, so you’ll want to check the uphill status online ahead of time, then pay attention to signs on the mountain.

You can find the status on A-Basin’s Uphill Access page, along with more info about routes and policies. Note that the resort does require a pass for uphill access, which costs money unless you already have a season pass.

Difficulty

Moderate

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, November, December

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