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Aerial Adventure Park

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Opens Memorial Day Weekend 2021


Thrill yourself on multiple challenge courses, two of which are just for young kids!

Arapahoe Basin's aerial adventure park is nestled against the scenic backdrop of the Continental Divide and naturally integrated in an old-growth forest of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir. Come play in the forest on 70 challenge elements across 56 trees. The park is an exciting outing for families and friends (ages 4 and up) that will test balance and physical and mental strength.

Make a day of it by adding on a scenic chairlift ride, having lunch at one of our on-mountain restaurants, going for a hike, or playing a round of disc golf.

Main Aerial Adventure Park

   


Our main courses take you on a self-guided tour high up in the trees. You will be trained on how to use your safety equipment, then set free to enjoy this experience at your own pace. Elements span the distance between tree platforms, offering opportunities to climb, walk, swing and zip through the forest.

The main park courses are laid out by degree of difficulty with two introductory yellow, two novice green, and one intermediate blue course. All courses include ladders, balancing features, traveling between the trees above the forest floor, and several include ziplines and jumps.

  • Time: Up to 2 hours 

  • Weight limit: Guests must weigh more than 50 lbs. and not more than 270 lbs.


Physical requirements

Guests must be able to safely and effectively move through the course independently with minimal assistance or with a qualified companion. Movements required include ascending, descending, traversing, manipulation of ropes, operation of handles, and operation of the Bornack Smart Belay system (safety equipment).

Age limitations and supervision requirements

Age restrictions exist for various courses within the park and not all participants will be able to access all courses. Adult supervision or participation will be required for children between the ages of 4-14; an adult must remain on A-Basin property for participants between the ages 15-17 years old.


Lil’ Kids Adventure Park

     

This park features two purple courses and is perfect for kids 4-8 years old when accompanied by an adult (18+). There is a one adult to one child ratio on the purple trails. Features of Lil’ Kids Adventure Park include balance and climbing obstacles nestled in our Gracie’s Grove forest. 

  • Time: Up to 2 hours 

  • Course Requirements: Children must be at least 4 years old and fit the harness.

Summer 2021 Dates + Pricing

Reservations are required for this incredible adventure. Not yet available. Dates, times, subject to change due to conditions. 

  • Open Memorial Day weekend (May 29-31)

  • Open Thursday-Sunday from June 3 - 24

  • Open daily June 25 - September 6

  • HOURS: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The last check-in is at 3:00 p.m.


Adventure Park, only

  • ADULTS (15+): $65

  • YOUTH (7-14): 55

  • CHILD (5-6): $20

  • GROUP RATES: Available for 15 people or more when reserved 72 hours in advance. Must call to book.


Special Packages

Make a day of it and save money when you pair the aerial adventure park with lunch at one of our two mountain restaurants. Add a scenic lift ride on the Black Mountain Express for a relaxing escape into the surrounding mountains.  

  • Park + $20 lunch voucher (adults): $80

  • Park + $10 lunch voucher (youth): $60

  • Park + scenic chairlift ride: $75 (adults), $55 (youth), $20 (child)

  • Park + scenic chairlift ride + lunch voucher: $80 (adults), $60 (youth), child unavailable 

  • GROUP RATES: Available for 15 people or more when reserved 72 hours in advance. Must call to book.

Health + Safety Precautions

The aerial adventure park is not appropriate for individuals who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, who are pregnant, or who have a pre-existing medical condition (such as recent surgeries, back issues, etc.) that could be aggravated by participation in the activity.

Please remember that Arapahoe Basin is located at 10,780 feet. Stay hydrated!

Per Colorado amusement regulations, it is the guest’s responsibility to adhere to policies and procedures established at the park as well as verbal directions from staff.


Summer COVID-19 Procedures

We are making every effort to maintain a clean and safe environment per county health department guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation!

You must bring a face covering and all participants and staff will be expected to wear face coverings during the check-in, training processes and on the starting platform in the park.  Additionally, you must wear it any time you cannot maintain physical distancing of 6 feet or more from those not in your immediate party.

The aerial adventure park will be operated so that no more than 5 people start the course every 20 minutes. For large related parties, accommodations will be made for those groups to start every 40 minutes. Only members of the same household will be allowed on the platforms at one time to promote appropriate physical distancing as guests move through the park. 

Equipment will be disinfected between uses, including the aerial adventure park harnesses and  climbing devices. 

Aerial Adventure Park FAQ

What should I wear?

Close-toed shoes and a mask are required. 

No sandals, flip-flops or Crocs are allowed. Hair should be tied back and loose jewelry removed to prevent snagging on the harness or obstacles. Pants, leggings or long shorts are recommended to allow the harness to fit properly. Tight jeans or short shorts may be uncomfortable. We recommend you bring layers as our mountain weather can change quickly.

Single-use gloves will also be provided, or you may bring your own. We suggest bringing a water bottle. The park elevation starts around 10,780 feet and hydration is important.

Can I bring my camera or phone on course? What about my purse?

Cell phones and other devices will not be allowed when you're climbing in the park. Leave personal belongings and valuables in your car.

How do I check in?

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation. That will give you time to use the bathroom. Check in is located in Mountain Goat Plaza (our base area adjacent the parking lot) and will take place outside the Kids Center. 

How does training work?

We will outfit you with your climbing gear, show you how to use it, and let you practice on the ground before you begin your adventure in the park. (Each time you visit, you are required to go through this training process.) We anticipate it will take about 15 minutes to complete this training. Your total time allotted in the park is 2 hours and 15 minutes to make sure you get the full 2 hours on course. 

How high off the ground will I be?

The blue intermediate (hardest) course will take you up to 40 feet in the air. 

Will someone be there to help if I need it? 

Yes! While the intent is for you to enjoy the aerial adventure park independently, staff will be on hand to provide encouragement, suggestions and assistance as needed. 

What if the weather is bad?

In the event of severe weather such as lightning or high winds, the park may close temporarily or for the day. We will provide you a coupon for a return visit should you be unable to climb as scheduled due to a weather event. The park will continue to operate in conditions such as light rain or light snow without the presence of high winds, lightning or snow accumulation.

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