Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will open for the 2021-22 winter ski and snowboard season at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 17.
A-Basin is home to Colorado’s longest ski and ride season, and plans to stay open into June. A-Basin will open with one lift, Black Mountain Express, and one intermediate run, High Noon. Early-season skiing and snowboarding is not a beginner experience.
This season, A-Basin is focused on reducing crowds to help preserve a quality ski and ride experience. To do that, unrestricted season pass sales are limited, and we are selling 10% fewer this season than last. Lift tickets will also be limited each day of the season and will sell out on peak days. The results are shorter lines, easier parking, and powder that sticks around longer.
“These are exciting times. It’s so fun to get chairlifts spinning again!” – Alan Henceroth, A-Basin COO
Over the past week, A-Basin has received just over one foot of natural snow with more currently falling. Snowmaking began on Saturday night, October 9.
Last year, A-Basin opened for the 2020-21 season on November 9, 2020, and closed June 6, 2021.
Full-season A-Basin passes have not yet sold out, but fewer than 10% remain and we anticipate they will sell out very soon.
Important information for opening day:
- Lift tickets will be available online and must be purchased in advance. This season, A-Basin is not selling lift tickets on-site at the windows.
- The 6th Alley Bar & Grill and Arapahoe Sports will be open all day for dining, drinks, and shopping.
- No reservations are required, parking or otherwise.
- Uphill access will not be available for some time. When it does open, an announcement will be made.
- COVID information: https://www.arapahoebasin.com/the-mountain/winter-covid-19-precautions/
- General information and FAQ for opening day and early season: https://www.arapahoebasin.com/winter-visitor-guide/