Arapahoe Basin will OPEN for the 2016-17 season on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016. The Black Mountain Express lift will open at 9:00 am with access to the intermediate High Noon run. Early season conditions exist and there is NO BEGINNER SKIING.
Once you arrive at A-Basin, there are four parking lots: the Early Riser parking lot is located directly adjacent to the mountain between the Black Mountain Express and Pallavicini lifts; the High-Noon parking lot is located a few hundred yards east (up towards Loveland Pass) of the Base Area; the Last Chance parking lot is further still up Loveland Pass; and the Administration Lot (the smallest) is located directly outside the Guest Services Building and the Ticket/Season Pass Office adjacent to the base area.
All parking at A-Basin is free with the exception of the Administration Lot. There is usually a charge to park in this lot on weekends and holidays.
Disabled parking is available in both the Administration and the Early Riser parking lots.
2008 Parking Expansion
Arapahoe Basin added a $1.2 million parking expansion and reconfiguration in 2008. Highlights include:
- New pedestrian tunnel between the High Noon parking lot and the base area so guests will not need to walk across Highway 6 to get to the ski area.
- 300 new parking spaces have been added in the upper lots.
- High Noon & Last Chance reconfiguration - The entrance to the upper parking lots will be located 1/4 mile above the A-Frame on Highway 6 just above the old entrance. Don't be confused, the old entrance is now the new exit for the High Noon lot.
- New shuttle bus system - A-Basin has two new shuttle buses that take guests from the upper parking lots to the base area.