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Housing Information

A-Basin offers several housing options for first-year employees and resources for returning employees looking for a place to live in Summit and the surrounding counties.

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. Many of our staff live in Keystone, Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco, Wildernest or Summit Cove.  


2020-21 Company-Sponsored Employee Housing


  • Employee housing is limited and distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Employee housing is NOT guaranteed.
  • Full-time employees in eligible departments could receive employee housing. Applicants will be able to discuss housing at the end of the interview process.
  • There will be additional rules and restrictions to employee housing due to COVID19.

Rates & Rooms

Shared room (double-occupancy)$460/month including utilities
Single room$560/month including utilities
Tenderfoot single room$520/month including utilities
  • Rent is deducted from your paychecks
  • All room types are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • The majority of our rooms are shared
  • You can request a roommate if you have a friend who has also been offered a job with housing
  • "Couples rooms" are not offered but you may request to bunk with your significant other if they have been offered a job with housing

Check-in & Fees

Deposit                                                                                                  $150
Two weeks rentShared room - $230
Single room - $280
Tenderfoot - $260
Total to move inShared room - $430
Single room - $480
Tenderfoot - $460
  • All fees must be paid prior to check-in. No exceptions!
  • Rent is pro-rated to the day of check-in; this will be updated on your first paycheck deduction
  • You may check in up to 5 days before your start date, but no earlier
  • Check-in times are limited and transportation is required from check-in to your housing location. Please plan travel and transportation accordingly.

Unit Information

LocationKeystone and Dillon Valley
Housing is located 6-12 miles from A-Basin
SpaceCommon areas (living room, kitchen, bathroom) and closet space are all shared. Please keep this in mind when packing. Units are 2 to 3 bedrooms with 3 to 5 employees depending on the unit.
Furnishings & AmenitiesBed frame, mattress, couch, chairs, full kitchen, bathroom, on-site laundry. Tenant must provide kitchenware, bed linens, toiletries. Some units offer Wi-Fi.
TransportationThe Summit Stage (Swan Mountain Flyer route) bus system can provide you free transportation to and from work. The Swan Mountain Flyer runs from mid-November through mid-April. A Basin generally opens and closes outside of these operating dates. It is the employee's responsibility to secure transportation to and from work.
ParkingLimited parking passes are available per unit and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Other Regulations

  • Company-sponsored housing units are pet-free, smoke-free and drug-free establishments. The use of cigarettes or marijuana (both medical and recreational in any form) is not permitted in employee housing.
  • Pre-scheduled room inspections are conducted once a month to ensure basic cleanliness and compliance with housing rules and regulations. Failure to pass these inspections may result in eviction.

Alternative Housing Options

We dedicate our employee housing to those who are new to Summit County with the goal of helping them get established in the community. Although we cannot offer company-sponsored employee housing to everyone, we are happy to help you in your housing search.

We strongly encourage all applicants to plan ahead and start their searches early when looking for rental properties in Summit County. It can be difficult to find affordable season rentals in the towns nearest the ski area.

Being financially prepared will make for a much more successful housing search experience. It is possible to work 2-3 weeks prior to receiving a paycheck depending on your start date. Be prepared for the cost of relocating, including travel, food and housing expenses. The average cost per room in a rental property can range from $800 to over $1000/month with first, last and security deposit due at lease signing. The good news is that the majority of our employees have self-procured housing, and it's possible to find people to room with who also work at the Basin.

Local Towns and Areas

Local towns and unincorporated areas of Summit County include: Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco, Breckenridge, Keystone, Summit Cove, Dillon Valley, Loveland Pass Village and Wildernest.

Other areas in Summit County and surrounding counties with affordable housing options include: Leadville, Alma, Blue River, Heeney, Kremmling and Georgetown. These areas generally require a one-way commute of approximately 45-90 minutes to A-Basin depending on weather and road conditions.

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