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Getting Here and Parking

Arapahoe Basin is located on Highway 6 / Loveland Pass Road, just 68 miles west of downtown Denver, 5 miles east of Keystone and 20 miles northeast of Breckenridge. 

Getting Here
Please check with individual services for the most current winter 2020-21 information.


Summit Stage Bus from Summit County

Summit County offers a FREE bus service among Keystone, Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne. The Summit Stage Swan Mountain Flyer provides hourly service to and from A-Basin via Breckenridge and Keystone seven days a week, typically late November through April. Check the Summit Stage website for 2020-21 dates and schedules. We anticipate it will run this winter with reduced capacity. Track the buses online and/or download the app, hereThere is no summer service.

Winter Driving + Road and Traffic Updates

Getting to A-Basin is relatively easy but winter can present hazardous driving conditions. Before you depart, check COTRIP.ORG for highway information like planned road work, avalanche/rockfall mitigation or winter delays. Those things aren't common but they do happen.

We do our best to keep you updated on last-minute issues via our Instagram and Twitter accounts, but checking with the state agency (COTrip) is recommended.

Colorado has a passenger vehicle traction law in place on our stretch of I-70 between September 1 and May 31. Find out what that means, here. Please drive with care!

How long does it take to get to A-Basin?

Depends on where you are coming from, at what time, on what day, and in what weather conditions. Traffic is heaviest on I-70 Westbound (coming from Denver) on Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings. Severe winter weather will also lengthen the driving time. Give yourself wiggle room if you're trying to get here by a specific time.

Nearest Airports

  • Denver International Airport (86 miles away)
  • Eagle County Regional Airport (77  miles away) 
Free Parking

A-Basin's gated lots open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. 

NO overnight parking and NO camping in any A-Basin lot.

You can park for FREE and walk to the lift from all of our main parking lots. For the 2020-21 winter season, we will not operate our parking shuttles and will not utilize overflow parking.


  • Arapahoe Basin has five parking lots at the ski area: Admin, Early Riser, High Noon, Last Chance and Upper Last Chance. 
  • Other than the very limited Admin Lot ($30), all of our parking is FREE.
  • Please do not park along the highway. Colorado State Patrol will tow your vehicle. We do not control this.
  • Reserved handicapped spots: Find them in both the Admin Lot and the Early Riser Lot.
  • 15-minute drop-off: These are in the Admin Lot next to the A-Frame
  • Large commercial vehicles are not allowed to park at Arapahoe Basin, but they can drop off their passengers.

What to do with your stuff

For the 2020-21 winter season, the lockers will not be in use. Please gear up at your car and leave your belongings there. Inside storage will not be available. 


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