Summer at A-Basin
Jul 24, 2021
Jul 25, 2021
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Classic Colorado summer activities at A-Basin
Summer dates: Open daily June 25 - Sept. 6
Summer at A-Basin is off the beaten path and at a higher elevation than anywhere else in the area. When you think of an authentic Colorado Rocky Mountain experience, this peaceful, natural, and rugged place is what you're imagining. We invite you to explore our high-alpine adventures.
A-Basin sits adjacent to the Continental Divide in Summit County, Colorado with incredible views, cool temperatures and no crowds—offering you a high-alpine, big-mountain experience between 10,780 and 13,000 feet. All activities take place in the trees or on the mountain, putting you right in the midst of a stunning landscape covered in wildflowers and visited often by a resident mountain goat herd.
Note that paid summer activities (lift rides, via ferrata, aerial adventure park, special dinner events) require advance online reservations for summer 2021.
Questions? Check out our Summer Visitors Guide.
Via ferrata is Italian for “iron way.” Via ferratas are rock climbing routes that involve fixed steel cables, iron rungs, and the use of a harness. A-Basin’s via ferrata is entirely above treeline on the famed East Wall, a popular area for expert skiers and snowboarders.
Arapahoe Basin's via ferrata is a guided-only experience. Choose from a full- or a half-day mountain adventure. The full-day tour ascends 800 feet to a 13,000’ summit with stunning, 360-degree views. Or, choose a shorter adventure with the goal of reaching an old mine shaft where you can learn more about the history of the area.
We hope the via ferrata provides a gateway to the mountain climbing experience. For some, this will be the greatest high-alpine experience of their lives. For others, it might be the start of a new passion for mountaineering or rock climbing.
No unguided access will be offered.
June - September 2021
FARM-TO-TABLE DINNERS [ SOLD OUT ]
This summer, A-Basin will debut a unique farm-to-table dinner series during which guests will enjoy a multi-course, chef-prepared meal featuring seasonal, local foods. Guests can expect an intimate, outdoor setting in our base area with just 18 people and courses served family-style. Surround yourself with our stunning mountains and enjoy the best food Colorado has to offer.
SUMMER SUPPER CLUB + BEER TASTING DINNERS
During that same timeframe, join us for our famous Summer Supper Club events. These more-casual Colorado evenings each have a theme and take place in our 6th Alley Bar & Grill with views overlooking the frontside of our mountain. Join us for prime rib night, an Italian feast, curry night, a clambake + lobster boil, and two beer tasting dinners with New Belgium Brewing and Avery Brewing Company. Advanced reservations required.
OKTOBERFEST RETURNS FOR 2021!
This is dependent on the public health situation at the time, but we are planning to host Oktoberfest at The Basin on September 18, 2021.
Aerial Adventure Park
At A-Basin’s aerial adventure park, take a self-guided tour among the treetops, swinging and climbing between wooden platforms in the forest and enjoying zip lines, ladders, and balancing. We provide all the gear and training you need to fully explore the park safely.
There’s also our Lil’ Kids Adventure Park, open the same hours as the regular park. It’s built for your younger family members to enjoy all the fun of the obstacle course on a slightly smaller scale. It’s perfect for kids between 4 and 8 years who are accompanied by an adult.
Join us in the base area at the 6th Alley Bar & Grill or at the top of our lift at Black Mountain Lodge. Enjoy our homemade food, draft beer, and specialty cocktails 7 days a week. Enjoy a hike or lift ride to the mid-mountain lodge for house-smoked BBQ and great views of the Continental Divide. Don't miss our special dining events!
Scenic chairlift rides
Experience the unique and breathtaking views of our mountain landscape . Available daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free for A-Basin season passholders. Those with an RFID card can go direct to the lift. All other must purchase a lift ticket.
Hiking + mountain biking trails
Explore our mountain under your own power on our beautiful trails. Hikers, don't miss the new Half Moon Vista trail, which begins at mid-mountain. Mountain bikers, don't miss our new Wheels Up downhill trail, accessed off the Argentine North Fork trail. Please check our trail status before visiting; we have to wait for the ground to dry out to open our trails.
Explore our 20-hole course (all holes are par 3) covering just over 2 miles of our lower mountain. It's free to the public and open 7 days a week once things have dried out enough for us to set the course. Please check our disc golf page before visiting early season.
YOGA ON THE MOUNTAIN
Yoga classes will return bi-weekly in 2021 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., beginning Tuesday, July 6 and running through Thursday, September 9. This summer, we are moving our yoga classes to the stunning, scenic deck of our mid-mountain lodge, which you can access via a 2-mile hike on the beautiful Argentine North Fork Trail or 4-minute chairlift ride on the Black Mountain Express. Please purchase in advance.
Arapahoe Sports retail store
Shop for discs, A-Basin gear, outdoor clothing, and more. Open daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Special SUMMER Events
- Trail running race series
- Cirque Series
- Reverse Enduro mountain bike race
- Disc golf tournaments
- Dinners on the Divide special dining events
- Hazel Miller concert
- Guided wildflower hikes