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Spring at the Basin

We’re open until June 9!

Open seven days a week through Sunday, June 2. We will re-open for at least one more long weekend: June 7, 8 and 9. If conditions are still good after that, we may be open for additional weekends.

With a base-area elevation of 10,780 feet, we have the longest season in Colorado. Park for free, walk to the base area, hop on a lift and start skiing from top to bottom; it’s that simple. Here’s what to expect until closing day. 

Hours of Operation and Terrain Status

  • Open seven days a week through Sunday, June 2. Open June 7-9.* Stay tuned for additional weekend announcements!   
  • Click here for up-to-date terrain information, including the status of beginner runs. 
  • We'll still have top-to-bottom skiing on intermediate runs on closing day, via the Black Mountain Express and Lenawee Lifts. 
  • Our two, main terrain parks are still open!

Lift Hours

  • Lifts start turning at 8:30 a.m. on weekends and 9:00 a.m. on weekdays, and close at 4:00 p.m. through June 2.
  • *Lifts will run 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. during extension weekends. See our operation hours page for complete information. 

Spring Tickets and Passes


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Ski any three days with no blackout dates! BUY NOW.

Buy a ticket at least one day in advance to get a great deal! Have a season pass for another ski area? Show that pass at our ticket window for a $79 lift ticket. BUY online ahead of time for the best price.

Scenic Lift Ride + Lunch at Black Mountain Lodge

Experience our beautiful mountain and its remote, scenic setting with a $25 lift and lunch. Ride the Black Mountain Express to mid-mountain and enjoy house-smoked BBQ and a famous bacon bloody Mary on the sunny deck of Black Mountain Lodge with views of the Continental Divide. Purchase on-site in the Guest Services office. Call 888-ARAPAHOE for details.

Spring Events

FREE live music in Mountain Goat Plaza from 1:00-4:00 p.m. every Saturday plus every Sunday starting May 19. Check out the lineup for each day on our events page. 

Value Season Private Lessons

Value season private lessons run daily through May 26. Learn for the first time or step up your skills on the mountain with a discounted one-, two- or four-hour lesson. Up to four friends or family members can join the private group for the same low price. Please call 888-ARAPAHOE to book and to get the most current terrain status. 

Food and Beverage Options

Legend’s Café (cafeteria) 

  • Breakfast: Every day until 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: Friday-Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

6th Alley Bar and Grill

  • Breakfast: Friday-Sunday (but the bar opens at 8:00 a.m. every day)
  • Lunch: Daily beginning at 10:30 a.m. 
  • Last call: 6:00 p.m.

Black Mountain Lodge (mid-mountain grill)

  • Lunch: Daily, 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • House-smoked BBQ outside on the deck when the weather is nice. Soup, salad, BBQ and chicken fingers inside. Full bar available. 

Il Rifugio (mountain-top European bistro)

  • Lunch: Friday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Taco Trailer (base-area food truck)

  • Friday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m. until early afternoon

*Hours will change for bonus weekends. 

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