A Basin’s New Aerial Adventure Park is a Thrilling Adventure at 10,000 Feet 

Submitted by Andy on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 09:45
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Arapahoe Basin Aerial Adventure Park

First a few specifics: 

The Aerial Adventure Park is open by reservation only. Make a reservation here. 

The Adventure Park is open Thursday through Sunday only from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Arapahoe Basin's aerial adventure park is nestled against the scenic backdrop of the Continental Divide and naturally integrated into an old-growth forest of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir. Come play in the forest on 70 challenge elements across 56 trees. The park is an exciting outing for families and friends (ages 4 and up) that will test balance and physical and mental strength.

Make a day of it by adding on a scenic chairlift ride and homemade lunch at Arapahoe Basins famous 6th Alley Bar & Grill, going for a hike, or playing a round of disc golf.

The main courses take you on a self-guided tour high up in the trees. You will be trained on how to use your safety equipment, then set free to enjoy this experience at your own pace. Elements span the distance between tree platforms, offering opportunities to climb, walk, swing and zip through the forest.

The main park courses are laid out by degree of difficulty with two introductory yellow, two novice green, and one intermediate blue course. All courses include ladders, balancing features, traveling between the trees above the forest floor, and several include ziplines and jumps.

  • Time: Up to 2 hours 

  • Weight limit: Guests must weigh more than 50 lbs. and not more than 270 lbs.

Physical requirements: Guests must be able to safely and effectively move through the course independently with minimal assistance or with a qualified companion. Movements required include ascending, descending, traversing, manipulation of ropes, operation of handles, and operation of the Bornack Smart Belay system (safety equipment).

Age limitations and supervision requirements: Age restrictions exist for various courses within the park and not all participants will be able to access all courses.

AAP age chart

Adult supervision or participation will be required for children between the ages of 4-14; an adult must remain on A-Basin property for participants between the ages 15-17 years old.

This park features two purple courses and is perfect for kids 4-8 years old when accompanied by an adult (18+). There is a one adult to one child ratio on the purple trails. Features of Lil’ Kids Adventure Park include balance and climbing obstacles nestled in our Gracie’s Grove forest. 

  • Time: Up to 2 hours 

  • Course Requirements: Children must be at least 4 years old and fit the harness.

The aerial adventure park is not appropriate for individuals who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, who are pregnant, or who have a pre-existing medical condition (such as recent surgeries, back issues, etc.) that could be aggravated by participation in the activity.

Please remember that Arapahoe Basin is located at 10,780 feet. Stay hydrated!

Per Colorado amusement regulations, it is the guest’s responsibility to adhere to policies and procedures established at the park as well as verbal directions from staff.

 


COVID-19 Procedures

We are making every effort to maintain a clean and safe environment per county health department guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation!

You must bring a face covering and all participants and staff will be expected to wear face coverings during the check-in, training processes and on the starting platform in the park.  Additionally, you must wear it any time you cannot maintain physical distancing of 6 feet or more from those not in your immediate party.

The aerial adventure park will be operated so that no more than 5 people start the course every 20 minutes. For large related parties, accommodations will be made for those groups to start every 40 minutes. Only members of the same household will be allowed on the platforms at one time to promote appropriate physical distancing as guests move through the park. 

Equipment will be disinfected between uses, including the aerial adventure park harnesses and climbing devices. 

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