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New at A-Basin

we've elevated the soul of skiing

New terrain, new amenities - same authentic vibe

How do you keep with the times but retain your vibe? By doing things your way, when the time is right. A-Basin has changed over the past few years, adding new terrain, making improvements to its base area guest amenities, and consistently elevating the Colorado ski and ride experience. But we've remained true to ourselves, embracing a rich history, promoting a come-as-you-are vibe, and being vocal about our commitment to our environment and local community.

Read more below about what's new at A-Basin. Ready to plan your trip? Check out our eStore for the best deals on passes and lift tickets.

The Beavers & The Steep Gullies terrain expansion

  skiing The Beavers

The 2018-19 season completes The Beavers & The Steep Gullies expansion, adding 468 acres of trees, groomers, steeps and open bowl skiing. This expansion is the newest in Colorado, and will increase A-Basin's skiable terrain by nearly 50 percent. You can learn more about the whole process here.

  • Opened in 2017-18: approximately 371 acres of advanced and expert hike back terrain.
  • Opening in 2018-19: two intermediate groomed runs, an additional 97 acres of gladed tree skiing and a new four-person chairlift accessing The Beavers terrain.

Improvements to Mountain Goat Plaza & new guest amenities

  Arapahoe Sports

We've spent nearly $7 million on guest amenities and improvements (excluding the terrain expansion and new lifts) over the past five seasons. Our Mountain Goat Plaza base area includes a new building, the Kids Center, and renovations to the 6th Alley Bar & Grill, Season Pass Office, the Arapahoe Sports Retail Shop and, most recently, an upgrade to the design of our Rental Shop. Other improvements include the installation of a music stage and the broadening of free public wifi across all of Mountain Goat Plaza.

Sustaining our environment & our community


Arapahoe Basin Ski Area believes that both environmental and community success are vital to the success of the ski area. A-Basin has emerged as an industry leader in sustainability - both in action and advocacy. We are committed to leaving the world as good as or better than we found it, ensuring a pristine mountain environment for future generations.

Learn more about our sustainability efforts here.

Improving the family experience

  family skiing

Arapahoe Basin has been working to improve the family experience, and aims to offer affordable, accessible skiing and riding for the next generation. In 2015, we opened the Kids Center, a special place for children in our Snowsports lessons and programs. A-Basin offers the Kids Free 2 Ski program, giving any child age 6-12 two free days at the mountain and offers first-timers a half-price lesson (signups begin August 2018). Kids age 5 and under ski free every day of the season.

Elevated dining and private events

6th Alley

Arapahoe Basin is known for its culinary program which spans the gamut from traditional ski area fare to rice bowl, made-to-order sandwiches and salads, and a $1 million upgrade to the 6th Alley Bar & Grill. Join us for one of our legendary Moonlight Dinners, or stick around on weekends for a brand new dinner menu in the 6th Alley Bar & Grill.  From weddings to company parties, let Arapahoe Basin give your next private event an elevated mountain vibe. Enjoy anything from gourmet cuisine to family favorites at a true Colorado gem.  Learn more about how you can spend your special event at Arapahoe Basin.

Year-round fun (yes, we have a summer!)


Visit Arapahoe Basin in the summer to see why we decided to stay open for events and dining year-round. Enjoy blue skies and live music; hike or mountain bike on our Argentine-North Fork Trail; grab a meal and a famous Bacon Bloody Mary at the 6th Alley Bar & Grill. Stay tuned to our site for more information about our upcoming summer events and operating hours!

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