Welcome to Summer at Arapahoe Basin
open daily for summer operations beginning June 23, 2023 (conditions permitting)
Arapahoe Basin is more than a ski area. Summer on our mountain is off the beaten path and at a higher elevation than anywhere else in the area. When you think of an authentic Colorado Rocky Mountain experience, this peaceful, natural, and rugged place is what you're imagining. We invite you to explore our high-alpine adventures, including dining, guided activities, free trails, and special events.
A-Basin sits adjacent to the Continental Divide in Summit County, Colorado with incredible views, cool temperatures and no crowds—offering you a high-alpine, big-mountain experience between 10,780 and 13,000 feet. All activities take place in the trees or on the mountain, putting you right in the midst of a stunning landscape covered in wildflowers and visited often by a resident mountain goat herd.
Summer Activities at A-Basin
VIA FERRATA GUIDED CLIMB
This is your gateway to a true Colorado mountain climbing experience! Via ferratas are rock climbing routes that involve fixed steel cables, iron rungs, and the use of a harness. A-Basin’s via ferrata is entirely above treeline on the famed East Wall, a popular area for expert skiers and snowboarders.
Arapahoe Basin's via ferrata is a guided-only experience. Choose from a full- or a half-day mountain adventure. The full-day tour ascends 800 feet to a 13,000’ summit with stunning, 360-degree views. Or, choose a shorter adventure with the goal of reaching an old mine shaft where you can learn more about the history of the area.
NO UNGUIDED ACCESS. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
Aerial Adventure Park
At A-Basin’s aerial adventure park, take a self-guided tour among the treetops, swinging and climbing between wooden platforms in the forest and enjoying zip lines, ladders, and balancing. We provide all the gear and training you need to fully explore the park safely.
There’s also our Lil’ Kids Adventure Park, open the same hours as the regular park. It’s built for your younger family members to enjoy all the fun of the obstacle course on a slightly smaller scale. It’s perfect for kids between 4 and 8 years who are accompanied by an adult. Make your reservation, now for the A-Basin ropes course!
Join us in the base area at the 6th Alley Bar & Grill for scenic views plus homemade food, draft beer, and specialty cocktails. Summer 2023 operating dates and times TBD.
Scenic chairlift rides
Experience the unique and breathtaking views of our mountain landscape . Available daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free for 2023-24 A-Basin season passholders. Those with an RFID card can go direct to the lift. All other must purchase or collect a lift ticket.
Summer 2023 operating dates and times TBD.
Hiking + mountain biking trails
Explore our mountain under your own power on our beautiful trails. Hikers, don't miss the new Half Moon Vista trail, which begins at mid-mountain. Mountain bikers, don't miss our new Wheels Up downhill trail, accessed off the Argentine North Fork trail.
Join us for guided wildflower hikes on Mondays in July and August (2023 dates TBD).
Please check our trail status before visiting; we have to wait for the ground to dry out to open our trails. Download our trail map for all of your hiking and mountain biking options.
Explore our 20-hole course (all holes are par 3) covering just over 2 miles of our lower mountain. It's free to the public and open 7 days a week once things have dried out enough for us to set the course. Please check our disc golf page before visiting early season.
Summer 2023 tournament dates and times TBD.
Need new frolfing discs? Visit the Arapahoe Sports store for a huge selection.
OUTDOOR YOGA CLASSES
This summer, we will host regular, one-hour guided yoga classes in the summer, located on the scenic deck of Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain. Includes a scenic chair lift ride! Advanced sign-up required.
Summer 2023 class dates and times TBD.
Arapahoe Sports retail store
Shop our huge selection discs, cycling jerseys, hats, items for dogs, A-Basin gear, outdoor clothing, and more. Daily, 9 AM to 5 PM, beginning summer opening day.
Special SUMMER Events
Summer 2023 event dates and times TBD.
Trail running race series
Mountain bike race series
Guided wildflower hikes
Disc golf tournaments
Oktoberfest + free lift rides
Outdoor live music concerts