Best Knee-Destroying Ski Run (2001)

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Colorado ski areas present an embarrassment of riches for the downhill crowd, but a mind-bending, knee-breaking bump run at Arapahoe Basin called Pallavicini deserves special mention. Named for an Austrian nobleman who was also a skiing pioneer, it's a broad field of daunting moguls piled up on a forty-degree pitch for more than a quarter mile -- a challenge that only the most daring hotdoggers take up. Reach the bottom in one piece, and you've quite a story to tell. Fair warning: No skier over 35 need apply.


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