The Beach

Arapahoe Basin's 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, and is the perfect spot to kick back between runs with family and friends. It's a scene unique to the Basin, and a guaranteed good time! 

On the weekends, The Beach plays home to birthday celebrations, special events, employee parties and crazy costumes.

Due to its popularity, the Beach fills up fast! There are 10 spots available for reservations; the rest are first-come, first-served. Each spot has room to park two vehicles and comes with a picnic table.

Beach regulations

  • No overnight parking/camping. Any vehicles left overnight will be towed at the owner’s expense.
  • NO GLASS, please! We have plenty of recycling containers for aluminum cans and plastic bottles.
  • All dogs must be on a leash and cannot be left unattended.
  • No open fires or charcoal grills. Gas grills only.
  • You must leave your beach spot by 6:00 pm when the parking lot gate is locked.
  • Beach Spaces are non-refundable if cancelled inside 14 days of your reservation.
  • No DJs or bands without prior WRITTEN approval from Arapahoe Basin management; please keep music at a reasonable level.
  • No stages or other constructions.
  • Opening Day through February 13, 2014

    Everyday: $100 per spot

    Reservations for early-season spots can be made by calling 888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246)

    From February 14 through March 31, 2014

    Monday through Thursday: $125 per spot
    Friday: $150 per spot
    Saturday and Sunday: $175 per spot

    Reservations can be made by phone or online here.


    Month of April 2014

    Sunday through Friday: $175 per spot
    Saturday: $200 per spot

    Reservations can be made by phone or online here.

    May 2014 to Closing Day (TBD)

     Please call Guest Services at 888.272.7246 to discuss pricing and availability

    Availability of reserved spots dependent on conditions