Arapahoe Basin

open summer

FREE scenic lift rides on Saturday, September 14! Located high on the Continental Divide just over an hour from Denver, A-Basin boasts the longest ski season in Colorado - from October to June. A-Basin is known for its panoramic views of surrounding mountain ranges, its high quality of snow and a fun, laid-back vibe. Skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels can find breathtaking terrain at the mountain. A-Basin also added 468 acres of new terrain (The Beavers & The Steep Gullies) with a new lift in 2018-19. Come visit A-Basin, and experience why we're called "The Legend."


Annual Snowfall:
350 in / 889 cm
Base Elevation:
10,780 ft / 3,286 m
Summit Elevation:
13,050 ft / 3,978 m
Hours of Operation
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Season Dates:
Skiable Area:
1,428 acres / 578 hectares
# of trails:
125 acres / 51 hectares
Bowl Skiing
CAT Skiing
Terrain Parks

Best Known For
  • Arapahoe Basin has one of the longest seasons in North America with skiing and snowboarding from mid-October until early June - and occasionally into July!
  • The famous A-Basin Bacon Bloody Mary in the 6th Alley Bar & Grill – we sell over 40,000 a season.
  • The Pallavicini lift – an iconic fixed grip double chair that services some of the snowiest and steepest terrain at the mountain.
  • Uphill access during operating and non-operating hours. To learn more, click here.
  • Family-friendly, laid back atmosphere – free slope-side parking, one convenient base area and affordable snowsports lessons for kids and adults.

For all things Arapahoe Basin, click here.

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