Summer Activities at A-Basin
Dec 4, 2022
Dec 5, 2022
Dec 6, 2022
Welcome to Summer at Arapahoe Basin
Now closed until winter. Thanks for a great summer! Trails and disc golf stay open until it snows.
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. Open for indoor and outdoor dining 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily through September 5. Open Fridays-Sundays September 9 thru 25.
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 2022-23 A-Basin season passholders. Those with an RFID card can go direct to the lift. All other must purchase or collect a lift ticket. *Last day for lift rides is September 18.*
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 every Monday morning between July 11 and August 15.
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. The annual tournaments are August 6 and September 3.
Need new frolfing discs? Visit the Arapahoe Sports store for a huge selection.
OUTDOOR YOGA CLASSES
June 28 thru September 1, we will host regular, one-hour guided yoga classes in the summer, located on the scenic deck of Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11 AM. Includes a scenic chair lift ride! Advanced sign-up required.
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.
Special SUMMER Events
Dates subject to change
Trail running race series: July 17 & 31, August 14
BIKES, BRATS, N BREWS! Reverse Enduro MTB race + summer Festival of the Brewpubs: July 30
Disc golf tournament: August 6
Oktoberfest + free lift rides: September 17 & 18
Cirque Series: September 10
Hazel Miller outdoor concert: September 24