A-Basin Directions and Parking
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Arapahoe Basin is located on Highway 6 / Loveland Pass Road, just 68 miles west of downtown Denver, 5 miles east of Keystone and 20 miles northeast of Breckenridge.
Summit Stage Bus from Summit County
Summit County offers a FREE bus service among Keystone, Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne. The Summit Stage "Swan Mountain Flyer" services A-Basin daily during peak ski season (usually November - April). For the 21-22 winter, we anticipate this bus will run every other hour. Please check the schedule for the most updated info.
- See the route map and check the schedule, here. Please note when the last bus leaves A-Basin!
- Track the buses online and/or download the app.
SNOWSTANG BUS SERVICE FROM DENVER
Snowstang is a bus service run by the state of Colorado. Enjoy a comfortable ride with bathroom, power outlets, and WiFi. Buy your ticket online in advance to reserve a seat!
Starting December 14, Snowstang will provide 40 days of service to the three ski areas 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. Tickets start at $25.00 Roundtrip for Arapahoe Basin.
Winter Driving + Road and Traffic Updates
Colorado has a passenger vehicle traction law in place on our stretch of I-70 between September 1 and May 31. Find out what that means, here. Please drive with care!
Getting to A-Basin is relatively easy but winter can present hazardous driving conditions. Before you depart, check COTRIP.ORG for highway information like planned road work, avalanche/rockfall mitigation or winter delays. Those things aren't common but they do happen. We do our best to keep you updated on last-minute issues via our Instagram and Twitter accounts, but checking with the state agency (COTrip) is recommended.
How long does it take to get to A-Basin?
Arapahoe Basin is generally a one-hour drive from Denver. But, it depends on where you are coming from, at what time, on what day, and in what weather conditions. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD IF YOU HAVE A LESSON OR TIMED EQUIPMENT RENTAL PICK-UP.
Traffic is heaviest on I-70 Westbound (coming from Denver) on Friday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday mornings. Severe winter weather will also lengthen the driving time. In heavy snow, Highway 6 over Loveland Pass may close but you can still get to A-Basin! Simply drive through the tunnel, take the first exit for Dillon / Silverthorne, and head east on Highway 6 to get to us.
A-Basin's gated lots open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.
NO overnight parking and NO camping in any A-Basin lot.
Park for free in one of our close-in lots all season long, with designated carpool parking spaces in Early Riser lot with three or more people on high volume days.
- Arapahoe Basin has five parking lots at the ski area
- Other than the very limited Admin Lot ($30), all of our parking is FREE.
- Please do not park along the highway. Colorado State Patrol will tow your vehicle. We do not control this.
- Reserved handicapped spots: Find them in both the Admin Lot and the Early Riser Lot.
- Level 2 EV charging stations: Early Riser Lot. 5 chargers accommodate 10 vehicles.
- 15-minute drop-off: These are in the Admin Lot next to the A-Frame
- Large commercial vehicles are not allowed to park at Arapahoe Basin, but they can drop off their passengers.