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Getting Here and Parking

A-Basin Ski Bus from Denver

Beginning March 9,  2019, the A-Basin Ski Bus from Denver will operate once per day on Saturdays in March and on Monday, April 1. Grab a ride from Union Station, Arvada or Golden/Morrison for $59 round trip or $129 with lift ticket. All bus tickets include a Bloody Mary at our 6th Alley Bar & Grill. Kick back, relax and let someone else handle the I-70 drive.

Get the details and book now!

By Bus from Summit County

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 18 through April 21 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 Car from Denver

The resort is a 86-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 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 (86 miles away) has daily flights to and from most major cities. The Eagle County Regional Airport (77  miles) is served regularly by major airlines from multiple locations, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix and others. See shuttle information above on getting to Summit County from either airport. 


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: Part of Early Riser (including part of The Beach), High Noon, Last Chance, Upper Last Chance
  • Paid Parking: The Admin Lot and the first 200 spaces in Early Riser (please see attendant or stop into the Season Pass Office for details)
  • Carpool: Park for free in one of the first 200 paid parking spaces in Early Riser lot with four or more people in a vehicle
  • Drop offs are permitted in the Admin Lot.
  • Large Commercial Vehicles are not allowed to park at Arapahoe Basin.  They are allowed to drop off their passengers.  
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