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Getting Here and Parking

Getting Here

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. When Loveland Pass is closed access to the ski area is still available on Highway 6 from I-70 at the Silverthorne exit.

By Car from Colorado Springs

The 115 mile trip follows I-25 north to C-470 west, then take I-70, and 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 Bus

Summit County offers a FREE bus service from multiple locations around Summit County. Visit The Summit Stage Swan Mountain Flyer will provide service to A-Basin from November 18th until April 21st and will run to A-Basin every hour from Keystone's River Run lot from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The last bus back to Keystone from A-Basin is at 6:10 p.m. The A-Basin route runs seven days a week. Check the Summit Stage website for dates and schedules!

By Shuttle to Summit County

Colorado Mountain Express for direct service from Denver International Airport to lodging in Summit County. Call 1-800-334-7433 or Colorado Mountain Express. Other reliable shuttle services to and from Summit County include Summit Express and Peak1 Express.

Fresh Tracks Transportation also provides safe and reliable door to door shuttle service to A-Basin from Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Vail, Beaver Creek, Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne. Call 970-453-4052 or visit Fresh Tracks Transportation.

From Colorado Springs, Rocky Mountain Ride provides transportation directly to Arapahoe Basin. Call 719-362-6332 or visit Rocky Mountain Ride

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.


A-Basin's gated lots open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. There is no overnight parking or camping permitted in any of the A-Basin parking lots.

  • Arapahoe Basin has five parking lots at the ski area: Admin, Early Riser, High Noon, Last Chance and Upper Last Chance. The overflow lots toward the bottom of Loveland Pass are only used during peak times at the discretion of the A-Basin staff.
  • Reserved handicapped spots can be found in both the Admin Lot and the Early Riser Lot.
  • Free Lots: Early Riser (including part of The Beach), High Noon, Last Chance, Upper Last Chance
  • Paid Parking: the Admin Lot (please see attendant or stop into the Season Pass Office for details)
  • Drop offs are permitted in the Admin Lot.
  • Large Commercial Vehicles are not allowed to park at Arapahoe Basin.  They are allowed to drop of their passengers.  
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