Getting to A-Basin
Arapahoe Basin is located on Highway 6/Loveland Pass, just 68 miles west of downtown Denver, 5 miles east of Keystone and 20 miles from Breckenridge. If Loveland Pass is closed you can still get here via I-70 and the Eisenhower Tunnel.GET DIRECTIONS
A-BASIN'S GATED LOTS OPEN AT 7:00 AM AND CLOSE AT 6:00 PM YEAR-ROUND.
Please note we only update this module on holidays and peak times. (Grey boxes mean full.)
All Lots Full
EARLY RISER LOT
EV charging and handicap parking available and walking distance to base and lifts. Free parking - subject to $20 charge for vehicles with fewer than 3 people on peak days.
HIGH NOON, LAST CHANCE, AND UPPER LAST CHANCE LOTS
Free parking at all times. Walking distance to the base area and lifts. Shuttle service available on peak days.
UPHILL ACCESS PARKING
Please use the small drop-off lot, which is free outside of operating hours.
Handicap spots and 15-minute parking available. Otherwise, $40 daytime parking.
Camping & Oversized Vehicles
There is no overnight parking nor no camping in any A-Basin lot at any time of year. There is no parking for oversized vehicles or trailers.
Do not park on the highway, your car will be towed by the Colorado State Patrol.
OPEN 7:00 AM TO 6:00 PM - ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
The Beach is Arapahoe Basin's front-row parking, a.k.a prime ski-in/ski-out real estate adjacent the bottom of our frontside lifts. Home to parties, reunions, or just gatherings of old friends and new, The Beach is where you want to be whether you are racking up Pali laps all day or you don't ski at all and just want to hang out where the fun is.
HOW TO BE EXCELLENT ON THE BEACH
ALL commercial activity is prohibited by the U.S. Forest Service and Arapahoe Basin. The parking lots are not privately owned by A-Basin; they are federal land.
You may not charge for anything at your spot or sell anything on The Beach. You can't give samples away or run raffles.
Any promotional activity (including free giveaways) must have prior approval from us. Inquiries regarding promotional activity must be submitted at least 72 hours in advance of your event. Please read the rest of this page, then call us if you have questions.
We love designated drivers. You should, too. Please be safe out there!
No camping or overnight parking. Gates open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. No glass, charcoal grills (gas grills OK), open fires (propane fires OK), live bands, DJs, hot tubs, or pet dragons. Dogs OK if leashed. No marijuana -- it’s illegal on federal land, which we are on. Beach spots are non-refundable if cancelled within 14 days of your reservation. NO DRONES. Be kind and clean up your trash.
Let one of the staff people working the parking lot know the name on The Beach spot reservation and they will guide you to your spot. You get two passenger car spots. Beyond that, your guests need to park in the lots. No charter buses or vehicles over 20 feet without prior permission from us.
SKI & RIDE
Before noon on Saturdays and Sundays during winter, the Early Riser parking lot is FREE for carpoolers and $20 for vehicles with fewer than 3 people. Need to find people? TreadShare is a Colorado-based carpooling app that links drivers and passengers so they can share rides and the cost of the drive.TREADSHARE APP
No Summer Service
Summit County offers a FREE bus service among Breckenridge, Keystone, Frisco, Dillon, and Silverthorne. The Summit Stage "Swan Mountain Flyer" services A-Basin daily during peak ski season. Please note when the last bus leaves A-Basin! You can track the busses online or via mobile app.BUS SCHEDULE
NO SUMMER SERVICE
Snowstang is a bus service run by the state of Colorado. Enjoy a comfortable ride with a bathroom, power outlets, and WiFi. A round trip ticket is just $25 with a scheduled arrival time at A-Basin of 8:30 AM. Starting December, Snowstang provides 40 days of service to A-Basin on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as the Martin Luther King Jr. and Presidents Day holidays. Passengers can board at Denver Union Station or the Denver Federal Center.INFO & TICKETS
EV Charging Stations
Open 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Located in the Early Riser Parking Lot.
We have Level II Chargepoint stations with space for 10 vehicles. These stations deliver 25-30 driving miles per hour of charging and are accessible on the Chargepoint network and app. Teslas are welcome, but must supply their own adapter. Electricity Usage Fee: $0.35/kWh. Overstay Fee: $5/hour after 4 hours. Total charges capped at $30. Weekend parking fee: Waived! A-Basin Passholders: Free charging when you sign up for the program via your A-Basin store account.Free Charging for Passholders
Colorado Road Conditions
A-Basin is generally a one-hour drive from Denver. But it depends on where you're coming from, what time, what day, and what weather conditions. Use resources to help you plan your trip!GO I-70