Now open for the 2012-13 season!
- Sixty-eight miles west of Denver, in Summit County, Colorado
- Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
P.O. Box 5808
Dillon, Colorado 80435
www.abasin.mobi (for mobile users)
- Main Phone
- 1-888-ARAPAHOE (1-888-272-7246)
- Snow Report
- 1-888-ARAPAHOE (1-888-272-7246)
1-970-468-0718 (please press option 1)
- Social Media
Now open for the 2012-13 season; open now through June (tentative).
- The Mountain
- This year the 66-year-old legend offers the highest skiable terrain on the north-American continent. Half of the mountain is above timberline with open bowl skiing and snowboarding through spring and into early summer. One of its signature runs, Pallavicini, is one of Colorado's longest and steepest trails.
- Vertical rise: 2,270 feet
Base elevation: 10,780 feet
Summit elevation: 13,050 feet
Average annual snowfall: 350 inches
Number of trails: 109
Longest run: 1.5 miles
Skiable acres: 960
Snowmaking acres: 125
- One high-speed quad chairlift
One quad chairlift
One triple chairlift
Three double chairlifts
Two conveyor lifts
Lift capacity of 10,700 people per hour
- Beginner: 10%
- Best Deals
- For the best guaranteed pricing on lift tickets, buy in advance at our online store!
- The Legends Cafe, located at the foot of the mountain, serves breakfasts and lunches, indoors and out.
Black Mountain Lodge, located at the top of the Black Mountain Express lift, serves bistro style food, indoors and out.
The Sixth Alley Bar offers apres-ski libations.
The Coffee Corner located just in front of the Sixth Alley Bar, offers great drinks. Why not try our chai, matte, assortment of teas or simply grab a coffee.
Located at the top of Arapahoe Basin, the Snow Plume Refuge is a great place for a warming hut with magnificant views of the Continental Divide.
The Snowsports Center is home to our Snowsports School, Base'N Edge Tune Shop and the Rental Shop. Located in the base area, the building also has bathroom facilities and seasonal lockers.
- Arapahoe Sports has everything for the hill, including clothing and helmet rental. Clothing rental starts at $10 per item rented. Look for the "Product of the Month."
- 2012-13 Lift Tickets
Check our early season (opening-12/21/12) window rates
Peak season window rates (12/22/12-4/28/13)
Adult full-day $79
Adult half-day $64
Youth full-day (15-18) $65
Child full-day (6 - 14) $40
Child full-day (5 & under) FREE
- 2012-13 Lessons
- Classes are offered for skiers and snowboarders of every ability, from never-evers to powder bashers and mogul masters. Privates are available. For more information click here.
- 2012-13 Lesson Prices
Learn all about our lessons and programs for kids and adults
Get the hottest deals on Snowsports lessons at Arapahoe Basin
- 2012-13 Rentals
- Skiers and boarders can rent sport or high performance equipment to suit their needs. Packages including skis, boots and poles or snowboard and boots are available for enthusiasts of every age. For more information click here.
- 2012-13 Rental Prices (Includes skis, boots, and poles)
- Adult, full day performance ski package: $37
Adult, full day sport ski package: $29
Adult, snowboard package: $37
Child, (up to 14) ski package: $20
Child, (up to 14) snowboard package: $25
(Ages 3-14 years old - free helmet usage with rental)
Prices are subject to change
- Just for Kids
- Kids-Only ski and snowboard lessons and rentals are offered so children may learn with their peers. Both ski and snowboard lessons are offered for children 3 years old and up.
- After Dark
- Scores of restaurants and brewpubs in nearby Keystone, Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco and Breckenridge can be reached via the Summit Stage, local free bus system.
- Arapahoe Basin's high alpine terrain and open bowls give the mountain an international feel. Bilingual instructors and staff will assist visitors from around the world.
- Hotels, lodges, condos, motels and B&B's are available as close as five miles from the resort. Arapahoe Basin does not offer lodging at the base of the ski area. Please contact one of our many lodging partners.
- Bus Service
- Shuttle bus service to Arapahoe Basin is available from all towns and other ski resorts within Summit County. Go on line to www.summitstage.com for all bus details.
- Credit Cards
- American Express, Carte Blanche, Diner's Club, Discover, MasterCard and Visa are accepted at the ticket office, ski school, rental shop, Arapahoe Sports, and restaurants.
- Getting Here
- By car from Denver: The resort is a 96 mile drive west from Denver International Airport via I-70 west. Take I-70 west to Silverthorne (exit 205), then travel 12 miles east on U.S. Highway 6. Or, choose the 68 mile scenic route from Denver by taking I-70 west to Loveland Pass (exit 216), then proceed west on U.S. Highway 6 for 8 miles.
By car from Colorado Springs: The 115 mile trip follows I-25 north to C-470 west, then take I-70, and west to Silverthorne (exit 205), then travel 12 miles east on U.S. Highway 6. Or, take the scenic route via U.S. Highway 24 west to Colorado Highway 9 north, turn right onto Swan Mountain Road and right again onto U.S. Highway 6, then venture east for 8 miles.
By Bus: Summit County offers a FREE bus service from multiple locations around Summit County. Visit www.summitstage.com.
By shuttle: Contact Resort Express for direct service from Denver International Airport to lodging within Summit County. Call 1-800-334-7433 or Colorado Mountain Express.
By air: Denver International Airport has daily flights to and from most major cities. Also, the Colorado Springs and Vail/Eagle Airports are served regularly by major airlines from cities all across the country.