A-Basin Directions and Parking
May 28, 2022
May 29, 2022
May 30, 2022
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.
A-Basin's gated lots open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.
No overnight parking, no camping in any A-Basin lot at any time of year.
DROP OFF/PICK-UP + 15-MINUTE PARKING + HANDICAP SPACES
Located in our Admin Lot / Drop-Off Lot adjacent the big A-Basin sign and the A-Frame building. This lot also has a limited number of paid parking spaces.
- Please do not park along the highway. Colorado State Patrol will tow your vehicle. We do not control this.
- Large commercial vehicles are not allowed to park at Arapahoe Basin, but may drop off their passengers.
UPHILL ACCESS PARKING BEFORE / AFTER HOURS
The small Admin Lot / Drop-Off Lot is free outside of operating hours and should have enough spaces for uphillers.
We have 5, dual-port electric vehicle charging stations installed at the front of our Early Riser Parking lot (i.e. prime parking!). For the rest of the Winter 21-22 season, the charging stations are FREE.
- Space for 10 electric vehicles adjacent the rental shop building.
- Available when our parking lot is open, 7 AM – 6 PM.
- Chargepoint Level II stations deliver about 25-30 driving miles per hour of charging. This equals about 3 hours to top off after a trip from Denver.
- Stations are accessible via the Chargepoint network and app.
- Teslas welcome but need to supply their own adapter to use the Chargepoint stations.
Please only park in these spaces while you are actively charging. While we are not enforcing a time limit or charging fees for people who stay too long, we do ask that you please help us out and be mindful of others who may need to charge.
We recommend moving your car when you take your midday ski/ride break. By lunchtime, spots open up in the Early Riser lot and you should not have to go very far. Thanks for helping us out!
Click to learn more about our energy sources and our sustainability program, including our goal to be carbon neutral with 100% renewable electricity by 2025.
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. Easter Sunday, April 17, is the final day of 7-day-a-week service. After that, the bus will service A-Basin hourly, between 7:10 AM and 5:10 PM, on weekends ONLY thru May 29.
- See the route map and check the most current 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.
Need to stay the night? There’s plenty of lodging near Arapahoe Basin to pick from.