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Sixty-eight miles west of Denver, in Summit County, Colorado
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
P.O. Box 5808
Dillon, Colorado 80435
Website (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
Snapchat (ArapahoeBasin)
Usually mid-October to early June
Opening and closing dates dependent on conditions.
The Mountain
The 70-year-old legend offers some of the highest skiable terrain in North America. 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%
Intermediate: 30%
Advanced: 37%
Expert: 23%
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 6th Alley Bar & Grill offers a unique menu and après ski libations. The 6th Alley underwent a $1 million remodel in 2013.

Located at the top of Arapahoe Basin, the Snow Plume Refuge is a great place for a warming hut with magnificent 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.
Retail Shop
Located in the A-Frame base lodge, Arapahoe Sports has everything for the hill, including clothing rental! Clothing rental starts at $15 per item rented. You can also purchase helmets, goggles, and the latest A-Basin logo wear and stickers here.
2016-17 Lift Tickets
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2016-17 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.
Learn all about our lessons and programs for kids and adults

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2016-17 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 and pricing, click here.
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. Additionally, kids ages 14 and under can ski or snowboard FREE from November 30 - December 19, 2014! Click here for more details.
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 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

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.