Opening Day 2017

Arapahoe Basin is open!

We kicked off the 2017-18 ski and ride season on Friday, October 13, 2017.

For more information about snow conditions or any of our services, please call Guest Services at 888.ARAPAHOE (272.7246).

Arapahoe Sports

Arapahoe Sports is now open seven days a week.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Arapahoe Sports will be giving away free A-Basin trail map goggle wipes with purchases over $100 (while supplies last through the season).

Food & Beverage

Locations & Hours:

  • Legends Café:
    • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    • Lunch: 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • 6th Alley Bar & Grill
    • Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Black Mountain Lodge
    • Building Open: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Lunch: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Guest Services

All of the following locations will be fully operational:

  • Ticket Windows: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. every day
  • Pass Office/Guest Services:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. every day
  • Phones:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. every day
  • VRI Passes (Kids Center): Do you need to pick up your Vail Resorts Epic Pass? Go to the Kids Center lobby/check-in area Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until Keystone opens (scheduled for November 10).

Lift Operations

Black Mountain Express
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lift Tickets

For the best guaranteed rate on single-day lift tickets, purchase your ticket online in advance at

Season pass holders at any ski area in North America are eligible for lift ticket discounts (when purchasing your ticket at the mountain) just by joining the A-Basin Club. Learn more here.


Weekday parking is in High Noon, Last Chance and Upper Last Chance. Early Riser will be open intermittently during construction.


Ski and snowboard rentals are available seven days a week. All rentals (kids and adults) will be available at the Kids Center. The main Rental Shop will reopen as soon as its remodel is complete.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


The A-Basin Snowsports School is open seven days a week for the following lessons:

Value season private lessons (every day through November 17, 2017)

  • Pricing (good for up to 4 people, skiers and/or snowboarders)
    • Full day (4 hours, a.m. start): $320
    • Half-day (2 hours, a.m. or p.m. start): $205
    • One-hour (a.m. start): $110

Tune Shop

The Base 'n' Edge Tune Shop is open seven days a week.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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