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Summer at A-Basin

A-Basin Via Ferrata

Opening Summer 2021


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 being built above treeline on the famed East Wall, a popular hiking route for expert skiers and snowboarders in the winter. 

Participants will be set up with climbing equipment and guided along the route adjacent Little Lenawee Peak just below 13,000 feet. This half-day adventure will be one of the most unique  summer experiences in Colorado. No unguided access will be offered. 

Stay tuned for complete details!


High Alpine Adventures

Summer at A-Basin is off the beaten path and at a higher elevation than anywhere else in the area. When people think of an authentic Rocky Mountain experience, this peaceful, natural and rugged place is what they’re imagining.

A-Basin sits adjacent to the Continental Divide with incredible views, cool temperatures and no crowds—offering visitors 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 visitors right in the midst of a stunning landscape covered in wildflowers and visited often by a resident mountain goat herd.

Please note that activity offerings and event dates on this page are subject to change. 



Aerial Adventure Park

If you are familiar with ropes courses and challenge courses, you have a rough idea of what an aerial adventure park has to offer. Our park is built directly into the trees on the slopes of our mountain. You can barely see it from beyond the forest and once you’re in there, you’re surrounded by pine trees and mountain views.

Our park offers 7 different routes: two for little kids and five others ranging in difficulty from beginner to intermediate. The aerial adventure park is a unique experience to challenge you physically and mentally and is a fantastic outing for families and friends. Make a day of it and save money by booking a trip through the park plus a scenic lift ride and/or lunch at the same time.

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Scenic Chairlift Rides

Take the Black Mountain Express lift to mid-mountain at Arapahoe Basin, where you can discover unparalleled vistas of the Continental Divide, explore the upper mountain, enjoy a drink and snack on the deck of Black Mountain Lodge and hike the Half Moon or Argentine-North Fork trails. Once you've completed your time at mid-mountain, take the lift down or hike back to the base.


OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR SUMMER 2020

Explore our suggested itineraries to create your perfect day in the mountains



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