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Welcome to the Legend

The longest ski & ride season in Colorado.

hikers on east wall
A-basin is a pure skier's & snowboarder's mountain and welcomes anyone & everyone.

We protect your experience on some of Colorado's most adventurous in-bounds terrain by intentionally limiting crowds. Enjoy our delicious food, short lift lines, and the friendliest staff in the business.


mountain statistics

73 %
advanced-expert terrain
13,050 FT
Summit Elevation
1,428 ACRES
Of Terrain
2,530 FT
Vertical Drop
OCT. 9
Earliest opening day
AUG. 10
Latest closing day
[Field Guide - Facilities]
Ski the Legend

Arapahoe Basin has seven distinct areas of its mountain. Get an insider’s understanding of our mountain with our virtual mountain tour video series, guided by some of our longtime staff.

See Trail Maps

The Front Side




The Beavers


Montezuma Bowl


Steep Gullies


East Wall


Molly Hogan






Arapahoe Basin is committed to promoting skier and rider safety. In addition to people using traditional alpine ski equipment, you may be joined on the slopes by snowboarders, telemark or cross-country skiers, snowbikers, skiers with disabilities, skiers with specialized equipment, snowshoers, and others.

Always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing and snowboarding that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Know your ability level and stay within it.

Winter sports involve risk of serious injury or death. Your knowledge, decisions, and actions contribute to your safety and that of others. If you need help understanding the Code, please ask any ski area employee.

Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.

People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.

Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.

Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.

You must prevent runaway equiptment.

Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.

Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.

You must know how and be able to load, ride, and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.

Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.

If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.


Questions? Start here. If you still can't find what you're looking for, call our guest services team: 888-272-7246

Note the last day for the renewal rate was May 10, 2023. If you own one of the following products from the 2022-23 season, you can purchase a 2023-24 A-Basin Unrestricted Full Season adult pass OR a 2023-24 A-Basin Midweek Season adult pass at the renewal rate: Full-Season adult Sunday-Only adult No-Saturday adult Midweek or Midweek Plus adult Fall Pass adult There are no renewal rates for youth, child, military, senior, or fall passes. While supplies last.

Passes will not be mailed. Please re-use your 22-23 Basin Card if you have one! If you had a 22-23 season pass product, you can re-use your Basin Card! Your new, 23-24 pass product will automatically be loaded onto it. Just head straight to the lift next season. You can pick up your pass at a ticket window during our Summer 2023 season, or on your first day of skiing/riding at the start of the Winter 23-24 season. MULTI-DAY PACKS: You can get your pack from the ticket kiosks in our base area (Mountain Goat Plaza). Military, College, Youth, Child, and Senior products require proof of service / enrollment / age at the time of pickup and must be collected in-person from the Guest Services office or a ticket window. Unused 22-23 days do not carry over. Only one of your pass cards will be valid / active at one time. UPHILL PASSES: Will be available once uphill access opens for the season, sometime in Fall/Winter 2023.

Rates from 0–36% APR. Payment options through Affirm are subject to an eligibility check and are provided by these lending partners: affirm.com/lenders. Options depend on your purchase amount, and a down payment may be required. CA residents: Loans by Affirm Loan Services, LLC are made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license. For licenses and disclosures, see affirm.com/licenses. For example, a $800 purchase could be split into 12 monthly payments of $72.21 at 15% APR or 4 interest free payments of $200 every 2 weeks.” 2023-24 passes and packs costing $149 or more are eligible for payment plans through Affirm by qualifying purchasers. Affirm is a third-party payment plan provider that manages payment plans for a variety of goods and services sold online. Plans will vary by customer. We are no longer offering the $49 deposit.

Sales of unlimited, unrestricted passes are capped in order to limit crowding and provide guests with a better experience. This is also why Ikon Passes are limited to 7 days at most, and our daily lift tickets are also limited.

No. Multi-Day Packs are photo-pass products tied to a specific individual. You cannot share pack days. We do not sell transferrable ticket packs.

Purchase a Multi-Day Pack before they sell out to get 3-5 days at the best price. We will not sell a Spring Pass and anticipate that Multi-Day Packs will sell out many months prior to the Spring ‘24 ski/ride season. You will spend significantly more purchasing single-day lift tickets so plan ahead if you want to visit in the spring (or whenever; planning ahead and buying early always saves you money).

1 Free say a Silverton, 3 free days at Monarch Ski Area in Colorado* Blackout dates apply every Saturday & Sunday starting from the Jan. 6-7 weekend through the Mar. 3-4 weekend. $85 lift tickets at Taos Ski Area in New Mexico* Blackout dates include: 12/13-12/31, 1/13-1/24, 2/17-2/18, 3/9-3/17

Arapahoe Basin pass products are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE under ANY circumstances including, but not limited to, unplanned closures, snow conditions, weather, natural disasters, pandemics, or other acts of God. Arapahoe Basin has a long season, typically from October to June. That said, we never guarantee the length of our season. Historically, we have had years when our season opened later or closed early due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Because we do not and cannot guarantee the length of a season, we do not refund season passes. We do not issue partial refunds on partly used Multi-Day, Fall, or College Packs. EX: If you purchase a 4-day pack and only use 2 days, you will not receive a refund for your unused days, and those days will not carry over to the next season. We will also not issue any kind of refunds on Fall products if we open later than usual (we do not have a set opening day). We open when we can and as soon as we can but see above about working with Mother Nature.

A-Basin discount friends and family tickets MUST be purchased online in advance via A-Basin's eStore. These tickets are not sold on-site and we sell out in advance of some weekends. NEW FOR 2023-24: Ikon friends and family tickets MUST be purchased in advance online using a voucher obtained from Ikon's website, first. Tickets must be bought online from our website in advance; we do not sell lift tickets on-site.

We will re-print your A-Basin or Ikon Pass for free one time. After the first time, there will be a $5 charge each time you need your pass to be re-issued.

You must be 70+ years old at the time of purchase to qualify for a senior pass. ​

In most cases, yes. You can apply what you spent on a Multi-Day Pack to a full-season pass for the same season but ONLY IF the full-season pass is still available. You will pay whatever the pass price is at the time of your upgrade. Only valid in the same season.

No. All A-Basin passes are season-specific, non-transferable, and non-refundable.