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Summer Scenic Lift Rides

Ride the black mountain express lift

Take a ride to mid-mountain for lunch, hiking, views and more. Lift rides will be FREE during Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 14.

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, eat lunch at Black Mountain Lodge and hike around the Argentine-North Fork Trail. Once you've completed your time at mid-mountain, take the lift down or hike back to Mountain Goat Plaza (base area).

Lift tickets are required for summer chair access for all guests. Bikes and pets are not able to ride the lift. If you are a 2019-20 Arapahoe Basin Double Down, Full Season or Midweek pass holder, you get free lift rides all summer. A-Basin pass holders: please stop by the Season Pass Office with I.D. to pick up their free summer lift tickets.

Summer 2019 Lift Tickets

Saturdays and Sundays
July 6 - September 15 (tentative and subject to change due to weather)
Lift hours: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Adults (ages 15 and up): $10 in advance, $15 on-site day-of
  • Children (ages 0 - 14): FREE

Please pick up your tickets in the Season Pass Office prior to boarding the lift.


Lunch at Black Mountain Lodge

Saturdays and Sundays
June 28 - September 15 (tentative and subject to change due to weather)
Lunch hours: 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lift and Lunch Combo
Save money by bundling a lunch voucher with your summer lift ticket! 

Adult Lift and Lunch, $30 onsite, $25 onlineChild Lift and Lunch, $15 all times
​(ages 0-14)

Adult Lift and Bloody Mary, $25 onsite, $20 online

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