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ALL ABOUT A-BASIN

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LEGENDARY FOR A REASON

At A-Basin, we’re made of equal parts people, passion, and powder. Home to skiers, snowboarders, and high-alpine adventure-seekers who appreciate a big mountain experience in an un-pretentious setting. And we're honored to offer them over 1,400 skiable acres across Colorado's longest ski and ride season. From some of the most challenging in-bounds terrain in Colorado on the East Wall and Steep Gullies, wide open Zuma Bowl turns, and one of the most affordable beginner experiences around, we've got your next adventure waiting for you. We’re Legendary for a reason, come see why.

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SURVEY RANKINGS

NORTH AMERICA (THE WEST)

1 ST
MOST CHALLENGING TERRAIN IN COLORADO
2 ND
BEST OVERALL GUEST SATISFACTION
3 RD
MOST AFFORDABLE
4 TH
MOST CHALLENGING TERRAIN
6 TH
FRIENDLIEST GUEST SERVICE
6 TH
BEST LOCAL VIBE
6 TH
BEST WEEKEND GETAWAY
10 TH
BEST LIFT SYSTEM
12 TH
OVERALL BEST OF THE WEST

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OUR COMMUNITY

Throughout the seemingly never-ending change and excitement, one constant remains: the people who choose to make Arapahoe Basin part of their lives. Together, all of them have created one of the finest gems in skiing and riding. Our A-Basin community is bar-none living out traditions like the 6th Alley Mug Club and The Enduro, and creating new ones like our Pride Weekend which kicked-off in 2022. We have partnered with the Colorado Blackpackers, SOS Outreach, Denver Public Library, Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, and our local public schools to lower barriers to entry for skiing, riding, and outdoor summer adventures. Legends are everywhere and anyone, and they make us who we are.

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SUSTAINABILITY
We are proud to announce that we are officially a carbon neutral operation.

After setting a goal to reach Carbon Neutrality by 2025 in 2018, we achieved this months ahead of schedule, following the announcement of 100% renewable electricity in late 2023. As leaders in the ski-area sustainability movement, we are committed to being thoughtful stewards of this exceptional mountain environment so that current and future generations can continue to enjoy it for seasons to come. Our sustainability efforts are broad, company-wide, and intentionally built into our culture and our business. By conserving and limiting our resource use, protecting our spectacular natural surroundings, and working hard to educate our guests and staff alike, A-Basin is finding ways to walk lighter on our planet - even in our ski and snowboard boots.

SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS & POLICIES
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PRESERVING THE EXPERIENCE

We value quality over quantity, and for that reason we limit ticket sales every day of the season. We do this to preserve the experience, mitigate crowds, put less stress on the terrain, reduce parking hassles, and shorten lift lines. We’re working to keep A-Basin a beautiful, laid-back ski area with room on the slopes and a seat at the bar.

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A-BASIN BY THE NUMBERS

350 IN
Average Snowfall
10,520 FT
Base Elevation
13,050 FT
Summit Elevation
2,530 FT
Vertical Drop
1,428
Skiable Acres
147
Total Trails
9
Lifts
Oct. 9
Earliest Opening (2009)
Aug. 10
Latest Closing (1995)

MEDIA INFORMATION

Please read to see what we can help you with and how we can work together.

If you are actively working on a piece with a deadline, please reach out to our PR Manager directly via email. Introduce yourself, tell us about the publication, your story angle, and why you are specifically interested in A-Basin. Help us help you! If we get all the info we need and can work together, we’ll help you get a unique story angle, insider tips, answer any and all questions, provide lift access and guides as needed, get you a Bloody Mary – whatever you need. Please note, Arapahoe Basin does not issue media passes nor provide lift tickets or discounts unrelated to specific assignments. We do not accommodate all requests and need ample notice to get media set up. We do not directly support influencers, bloggers, TikTokers, etc. with passes but we will enjoy and like all of your content.

Commercial photography and videography is not allowed without a U.S. Forest Service permit, prior to written permission from Arapahoe Basin, and payment of a site fee. Please allow a week or more to complete the process. Commercial is defined as anything not strictly for news media. If you are shooting promotional content and material for a company, service, product, or brand you must have permission from both the USFS and A-Basin. Commercial includes any and all photos and videos related to a product and/or service, training videos, nonprofit productions and most other content/material that will be posted to a website, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, etc.

The use of drones, even for news media purposes, is NOT permitted without prior permission from A-Basin and the US Forest Service. We have a full-time professional photographer/videographer on staff who is A-mazing. We are happy to provide high-rez, high-quality content to news media. Our photographer is an FAA-certified drone pilot and has permission per our operating permit to fly a drone at the ski area. Depending on the circumstance, we may be able to work with you and shoot the footage you need. We will not provide content to commercial enterprises and are not able to respond to individuals requesting photos that were taken of them while they were at A-Basin.

Media outlets are permitted to use A-Basin's webcam images and timelapse videos in print, broadcast and social media, and may also embed these cams on their websites. Please consider these guidelines in return: Credit Arapahoe Basin Ski Area wherever applicable Do not crop out our watermark (especially on social media) Link back to the ski area if you are embedding the cam image in your website

Contact Us

SHAYNA SILVERMAN | COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

ShaynaS@a-basin.net

970.513.5747

WHITNEY HENCEROTH | SR. BRAND & MARKETING MANAGER

WhitneyH@a-basin.net

970.513.5742

JESSE TRUE | VP of Marketing and Skier Services

JesseT@a-basin.net

970.513.5767

LIAM MCDONNELL | EVENTS SPECIALIST

LiamM@a-basin.net

970.513.5750