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The Inside Scoop to the Buzz at the Basin

Pali's Pitch – May 3, 2012


The Inside Scoop to the Buzz at the Basin


WOW… Closing Day Announced! 

A-Basin will be closing for the season on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Unseasonably warm weather and lack of snowfall has brought the ski season to an early end.  


This weekend we will have live music on Saturday and Sunday. John Truscelli and the Stolen Band will hit the ticket office steps on Saturday and the Luv Brothers will close out our weekend on Sunday. Music begins at 1:00pm.


Arapahoe Sports is offering 50% off EVERYTHING in the retail store through the weekend. Even stickers are 50% off! So head in for a great deal on clothing, gear, hats, posters, headphones and more!


A-Basin still plans on holding the inaugural Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, May 19 and Festival of the Brewpubs on May 27, 2012 with free live music in the base area. Find more information about these events below.


If you haven't already heard, A-Basin will be hosting some events at the ski area this summer. Events include a trail run and barbeque, wildflower dinner, yoga classes, brunch at Black Mountain Lodge and a Clam Bake. Visit our website for more details. 




Inaugural Chili Cook-Off  - Saturday, May 19th 

We may not be open for skiing but we're still hosting our first Chili Cook-Off. Join us Saturday, May 19th for a day filled with chili and live music by Great American Taxi featuring Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon.


The cook-off will be divided into green and red categories and prizes will be awarded to 1st place overall, 2nd and 3rd for each category and People's Choice winner. Taster's (you) will be given a chance to vote for their favorite chili. The participant with the most beans in their jar will be named People's Choice winner. 


Tasting begins at 1:00pm and will go until 3:30pm. 



$20 - 15 tastings and 3 beers

$3 - 12 oz beer

$1 - per taste 


In their sixth year together, Great American Taxi ft. Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, has remained one of the best-known headliners on the Americana music scene. Don't miss the rare chance the experience Taxi's signature upbeat, country-bluegrass, rock-infused, Americana-without-borders feel - FOR FREE! Great American Taxi will play on the ticket office steps from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.


We hope to see you around! For more details or if you would like to compete in the Chili Cook-Off, visit our website.


11th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs - Sunday, May 27th 

Join us for our largest party of the year! Spend the day sampling beer from a variety of Colorado brewpubs for one low price per 14 oz mug (as long as you're 21 yrs old).


Breweries include Pug Ryan's, Breckenridge Brewery, Dillon Dam, Backcountry Brewery, Avery, TommyKnockers and Odell brewing.  


Get a souvenir mug and sample the finest Colorado brews Sunday, May 27 from 12:00pm through 4:00pm for only $25. 


Coming up from Denver? Why hitch a ride with Front Range Ski Bus? They're offering 2 for 1 round trips. Use promo code "BeerFriend." Book your seat online!  


If you're in Summit County, the FREE Summit Stage bus will run to A-Basin during the brewfest. Visit the Festival of the Brewpub event page for more information, transportation information and lodging deals.





A-Basin Charge  - Not just for A-Basin pass holders

Attach a credit card to your season pass and never carry cash on the mountain again! Use your season pass as you would your credit card at any Arapahoe Basin on-mountain location. Alternatively, pass holders may also load a set cash value onto their pass with the Stored Value option.


Visit our online store to sign up for A-Basin Charge today


2012/13 A-Basin Season Passes - On Sale Now

12/13 A-Basin Season Passes


Adult (19 years+) - $299

Youth (15-18 years) - $209

Child (6-14 years) - $139


12/13 A-Basin Family Season Passes - Buy 3 passes and receive an A-Basin $10 gift card with each pass purchased

Adult (19 years+) - $299

Youth (15-18 years) - $209

Child (6-14 years) - $139


All A-Basin season passes include:

  • One $45 half-day class lesson with the A-Basin Snowsports School (for pass holder only, available Fri-Sun) for the 2012/13 season
  • 10% off Food and Beverage (excluding the 6th Alley Bar)
  • 10% off retail at Arapahoe Sports 
  • Discounted tickets for friends and family
  • $10 off performance tune (valid all season)
  • A-Basin Charge available


Visit our online store to sign up for A-Basin Charge today


Sunscreen or Suncream - either way you need it,


Heidi Ho
Arapahoe Basin Ski

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