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Mountain Facts


Sixty-eight miles west of Denver in Summit County, Colorado


Mailing address
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
P.O. Box 5808
Dillon, Colorado 80435

Physical address
28194 U.S. Highway 6
Dillon, Colorado 80435

General Email Inquiries

Main Phone Number

1-888-ARAPAHOE (1-888-272-7246)
1-970-468-0718 (local)

Snow Report Line

1-888-ARAPAHOE (1-888-272-7246)
1-970-468-0718 (please press option 1)

Social Media

Facebook (ArapahoeBasinSkiArea)
Twitter  (@arapahoe_basin)
Instagram (@arapahoe_basin)

Season Dates

Mid-October to early June 
Opening and closing dates dependent on conditions

Ski Area Statistics

Vertical rise:  2,530 ft.
Base elevation:  10,780 ft. (Mountain Goat Plaza); 10,520 ft. (lowest point)
Summit elevation:  13,050 ft.
Average annual snowfall:  350 inches
Number of trails:  145
Longest run:  1.5 miles
Skiable acres:  1,428
Snowmaking acres:  125


One high-speed quad chairlift (Black Mountain Express Lift)
Two quad chairlifts (Zuma Lift, Beavers Lift [new for 2018-19])
One triple chairlift (Lenawee Mountain Lift)
Two double chairlifts (Pallavicini and Molly Hogan lifts)
Two conveyor lifts (Molly and Pika Place carpets)
One surface lift (Lazy J Tow)
Total lift capacity of 11,300 people per hour

Click here for lift hours.

Terrain by difficulty

Easiest:  7%
More Difficult:  20%
Most Difficult:  49%
Extreme:  24%


base area map

Most of A-Basin's facilities are located in Mountain Goat Plaza (the base area). The main A-Frame lodge hosts the Legends Cafe and 6th Alley Bar & Grill dining areas, as well as the Arapahoe Sports Retail Shop and administrative offices. The Winter Sports Center hosts rentals, the Base 'n' Edge Tune Shop, and adult ski school check-in. The Kids Center is the place for kids in our snowsports lessons.

Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain serves lunch daily, and also serves as a space for weddings and dining events.

Located at the summit, Snowplume Refuge serves as a warming hut and Ski Patrol headquarters. It is open daily once the upper mountain is open.

Restrooms are located in the base area in the A-Frame and Winter Sports Center; at mid-mountain in Black Mountain Lodge; and at the summit in Snowplume Refuge.

Wireless Internet

Arapahoe Basin offers free, public wireless internet in the A-Frame base lodge, at mid-mountain at Black Mountain Lodge and throughout the Mountain Goat Plaza base area and buildings.

Arapahoe Sports Retail Shop

Located in the A-Frame base lodge, Arapahoe Sports has everything for the hill, including helmets, goggles, gloves, and sunscreen. You can also gear up with exclusive A-Basin logowear and home goods.

Lift Tickets

For the best value on single-day lift tickets, buy online at .

Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Lessons are offered for skiers and snowboarders of every ability level throughout the season. Both private and class lessons are offered during the regular season. The regular snowsports season runs from mid-November through April. Value season lessons are offered in both early and late season (dependent on conditions). For more information, visit .

Equipment Rental

Located in the Winter Sports Center in the Mountain Goat Plaza base area, the A-Basin rental shop provides skis, snowboards, helmets and clothing for rent. Outerwear (pants and jackets) is available for daily rental. Packages ranging from sport to the latest demo equipment are available for ages 3 and up. For more information, go to .


Lodging, including hotels, condos, and private homes, are available just five miles from the resort in the town of Keystone. Other nearby towns with lodging include Dillon, Silverthorne and Frisco.

Bus Service

From mid-November through late May, the FREE Summit Stage bus runs daily service from anywhere in Summit County to Arapahoe Basin. For route maps and schedules, visit .

Getting Here

By car from Denver: The ski area is a 96 mile drive from Denver International Airport via I-70 west. Take I-70 west to Silverthorne (exit 205), then travel 12 miles east on U.S. Highway 6. Or choose the scenic route from Denver by taking I-70 west to Loveland Pass (exit 216), then proceed 8 miles west on U.S. Highway 6 over the Continental Divide to A-Basin.

By car from Colorado Springs:  The 115 mile trip follows I-25 north to C-470 west, then take I-70, and west to Silverthorne (exit 205), then travel 12 miles east on U.S. Highway 6. Or, take the scenic route via U.S. Highway 24 west to Colorado Highway 9 north, turn right onto Swan Mountain Road and right again onto U.S. Highway 6, then head east for 8 miles to A-Basin.

By air:  Denver International Airport has daily flights to and from most major cities. Also, the Colorado Springs and Vail/Eagle Airports are served regularly by major airlines from cities across the country.

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