2012 Spring At A-Basin - We will close for the season on Sunday, May 6, 2012.

We've got your spring skiing covered! Spring at A-Basin is unlike anything you have ever experienced - think events, parties, fun atmosphere and great skiing and riding! Whether you’re in town for a day or a week, head to the Basin and experience why they call us, The Legend.

Use this page to find out what's happening at A-Basin. Arapahoe Basin plans to close for the 2011/2012 season Sunday, May 6th.

Closing Date:

 Arapahoe Basin plans to stay open until Sunday, May 6, 2012

Spring Events:





5 -     9th Annual Huck, Rock and Roll

5 -     May Concert Series featuring music from John Truscelli and the Stolen Band

19 -   NEW Chili Cook-Off

19 -   May Concert Series featuring music from Great American Taxi including Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon   

27 -   11th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs featuring music from The New Classics


Full details about the event can be found on our Events Calendar.

Spring Deals:


2012/13 Season Passes available now!

Learn more on our Season Pass page.

Guest Services:

Guest Services is open: 

Monday - Friday - 8:30am - 4:00pm

Saturday and Sunday - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Call 888-ARAPAHOE (888-272-7246) or email abasin@a-basin.net


Black Mountain Express - Monday through Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Lenawee Mountain Lift - Monday through Sunday 9:00am - 3:30pm


Spring Lift Ticket Pricing:


April 16, 2012 through May 6, 2012

Adults (20yrs+) $59

Youth (15-19yrs) $49

Child (6-14yrs) $30


Purchase lift tickets ahead of time and receive a discount. Visit our Tickets and Passes page for more details.

Food and Beverage:

The Legends Cafe, located in the A-Frame, will offer breakfast 7:30am. Weekdays order lunch from the 6th Alley Bar, on weekend try our tasty BBQ menu outside.


Black Mountain Lodge, located mid-mountain, is open from 10:30am


6th Alley Bar will be open for drinks from 11:30am - 6:00pm

The Beach:

Arapahoe Basin's infamous "Beach" scene cannot be replicated by any other ski resort in Colorado. The Early Riser parking lot is home to a stretch of prime real estate known as the "Beach." The Beach backs up to the three lower mountain chairlifts, snow and great skiable terrain. Learn more about the Beach here.

Arapahoe Sports Retail Store:

50% off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE! Arapahoe Sports has everything for the hill, including clothing rental. Clothing rental starts at $15 per item rented. Arapahoe Sports is open 8:00am - 4:30pm, daily.

2011-2012 Lessons:

Closed for the season. See you next season.

2011-12 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. The Rental Shop will be open Friday through Sunday from 8:00am to 3:30pm.


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.)

(Includes skis, boots, and poles)


Prices are subject to change.


Arapahoe Basin offers free parking in three of its four parking lots. Parking lots include - Early Riser, High Noon and Last Chance. Shuttle buses will take you from upper lots to the base area and back. Learn more about A-Basin parking here.


Carpooling: On Saturday's and Sunday's in April and May, carpool with 4 of more people and we'll save you a space in our Early Riser lot.

Weekends include:

May 5th & 6th,

Getting Here:

Public Transportation: Within Summit County - The FREE Summit Stage bus will head to A-Basin hourly from 7:00am. The last bus will leave A-Basin at 5:15pm.


From Denver - Take advantage of the Front Range Ski Bus! The service offers affordable transportation from Denver to A-Basin and back. Round trips from $29.


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 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 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.