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A-Basin Announces Pro Challenge Festival & Camping

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin), the host of the Stage 2 finish of the USA Pro Challenge on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, has announced its two-day schedule of events leading up to the race finish. A-Basin is a new host venue for the race, now in its fifth year, which is billed as the most difficult professional cycling race in America featuring the world’s best cyclists.

“This event will bring together world-class cyclists, our dramatic mountain setting, the A-Basin culture and vibe, and the passion and enthusiasm of our guests to create a dramatic mountaintop finish that we will be talking about for years,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin’s Chief Operating Officer.

A-Basin has planned two days of camping, concerts and family-friendly activities for cycling enthusiasts and those who want to get the full Colorado experience while they’re visiting Summit County. On Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18, A-Basin will open its parking lots to reserved camping, with several options depending on the size of the interested group. Availability of campsites is limited, so guests are encouraged to reserve their space online or call 888.ARAPAHOE to book now. Food and beverage options – including the famous 6th Alley Bar & Grill – will be available both days.

The ski area will kick off its festival on Monday night with a concert featuring Brother’s Keeper with John Popper, with special guest The Samples. On Tuesday evening, the Freddy Jones Band will play in A-Basin’s Base Area Village along with an opener to be announced. Both concerts are free and open to the public, even if you are not camping at the Basin.

In addition to the Stage 2 finish, activities on Race Day (Tuesday, August 18) include: lawn games (horseshoes, slacklining, etc.), a guided nature hike to mid-mountain, a kids’ bike race and free chairlift rides on the Black Mountain Express lift. Click here to see the full schedule of events.

Parking at the Basin will be extremely limited during the two days; guests are asked to consider alternate forms of transportation, including biking or taking a shuttle. Free shuttles will run from River Run/Keystone to Arapahoe Basin on both Monday and Tuesday. Shuttle times can be found on our website.

All information about camping, parking, shuttle service, and events can be found