Ski Patrol Comments

Today is the 15th annual Festival of the Brew Pubs at Arapahoe Basin. Work up your thirst on the mountain at our free rail jam and then for only $30, you can sample some of Colorado’s finest craft brews from noon – 4pm while Jakarta plays their funky, rock grooves on the main stage. Our groomed runs are in fantastic shape top to bottom thanks to the experience of our legendary Snowcat operators and some cooler temperatures this week. Come on up and enjoy Mayuary in the mountains! -DR

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This information was last updated May 29 @ 12:04 pm Mountain Time. Updates only occur when terrain openings change.

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Front Side Terrain by Lift and Zone

Front Side Learning Area

Molly Hogan Lift - OPEN

Molly's Magic Carpet Lift - closed

Pika Place Carpet Lift - OPEN

Front Side Terrain Parks

Back Side Terrain / Montezuma Bowl by Lift and Zone

Uphill Access

From 5:45 AM until Ski Area Opening - OPEN

During Ski Area Operational Hours - OPEN

From Ski Area Closing until 5:45 AM - OPEN

A decision to have uphill access open or closed will be made and posted by 6:00am daily. Weather conditions and avalanche mitigation may change the status of Uphill Access at any time during the day.

Arapahoe Basin Uphill Access: Uphill access by means of skinning, snowshoeing and hiking has gained popularity at Arapahoe Basin in recent years. The ski area welcomes and supports individuals seeking to exercise and enjoy the quiet mountain setting. Mountain users can help preserve this opportunity by following these simple guidelines:

  1. You are required to have a complimentary uphill access pass. This pass is available at the Season Pass Office during operational hours.
  2. During operational hours, uphill access is restricted to the eastern edge of High Noon between the Base Area and Black Mountain Lodge. Access above Black Mountain Lodge is prohibited during operational hours.
  3. You are considered a skier under the Colorado Skier Safety Act and should know "Your Responsibility Code".
  4. The mountain may be closed to uphill access when avalanche control, snowmaking, race training, or other special activities are taking place.
  5. Uphill users are warned that snowmobiles, snowmaking equipment, snow grooming, winch cat cables and other equipment may be encountered at any time on the Mountain and you are responsible to stay clear of such equipment.
  6. Entering closed terrain is prohibited. It is the user's responsibility to know what is open or closed.
  7. Terrain Parks are closed outside operational hours.
  8. If the mountain is closed to uphill access, a closed sign will be posted at the bottom of High Noon trail in the base area. If you are unsure, please feel free to ask.
  9. Dogs must be under control at all times. No dogs are allowed on the mountain during operating hours. Clean up after your dog.
  10. Users accessing the mountain outside of normal operating hours do so at their own risk. Operational conditions may be variable including, but not limited to; closures removed for grooming operations, unfinished grooming activities, unmitigated avalanche hazards and limited visibility. Use extra caution!

Last season, we conducted a survey to better understand the needs of our Uphill Access users. See the results of the survey