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Ski Area Partner Benefits

Get free or discount days at Taos, Monarch, Silverton, and Bluebird Backcountry!

Benefit details below are for the 2020-21 A-Basin full season passes. We are happy to welcome back these partners for the 2021-22 season. Dates and details coming soon! 

Arapahoe Basin full season passes come with 3 FREE days, each, at Taos Ski Valley in Taos, NM, and Monarch Mountain in Salida, CO. Your pass also includes 1 FREE unguided day of spring skiing at Silverton Mountain in Colorado and a 20% discount on one, single-day pass to Bluebird Backcountry. 

The following passes qualify for these benefits during their active season. EX: 2020-21 passes can access their benefits during the 2020-21 season. See details below for how to access your benefits. 

  • A-Basin Adult full-season pass
  • A-Basin Youth full-season pass
  • A-Basin Child full-season pass
  • A-Basin Military season pass
  • A-Basin Senior season pass
  • 2019-20 / 2020-21 A-Basin Double-Down season pass (for the 2021-22 season)

Taos Ski Valley 2020-21

Pending New Mexico State Health Orders, your A-Basin season pass still gets you 3, free days at Taos to ski or ride.

  • For the 2020-21 season, your days are limited to Monday - Thursday.
  • Blackout days: December 19 thru January 3, and March 13-28.
  • Pre-reservations are required and tickets are limited each day.
  • Please call 888.262.8398 to book your reservation.

Taos and A-Basin are ideal partners and we look forward to getting beyond these COVID-19 challenges. Thank you for your understanding.

Monarch Mountain 2020-21

Eligible A-Basin passholders have access to Monarch any day of the week all season long (three times, only). No blackout dates and no reservation needed. Show your A-Basin pass at the ticket window for a printed ticket.

Silverton Mountain 2020-21

A-Basin passholders listed above get 1, free unguided day at Silverton in Colorado in spring 2021. Exact dates for unguided skiing are March 18 – April 18, 2021 (Wednesdays-Sundays, ONLY). ADVANCED TO EXPERT SKIERS, ONLY. Dates subject to change. Restrictions apply. 

During the 2020-21 season, current A-Basin passholders receive a 30% discount on guided skiing on Sundays, only (subject to availability, February excluded).

During the unguided season (mid-March to late-April), A-Basin passholders also receive a 30% discount on snow safety equipment (shovel, probe, avalanche transceiver, backpack) on all ski days when the season pass deal is in effect. 

Bluebird Backcountry 2020-21

Bluebird Backcountry is a human-powered backcountry ski area located between Kremmling and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It’s operated by dedicated backcountry skiers and snowboarders with the aim to reduce barriers to entry, improve backcountry education, and create a soulful gathering place for the backcountry skiing community.

Bluebird Backcountry offers backcountry 101 lessons, avalanche education and certification, rental gear, and a professional ski patrol on 1,200 acres appropriate for skiers and snowboarders comfortable on blue runs and harder. 

Each A-Basin passholder gets 20% off one Bluebird Backcountry Day Pass in the 2020/21 season. Expected open dates are December 31, 2020 to March 28, 2021, Thursday thru Monday, only. Dates subject to change. Reservations are required in advance. A-Basin passholders will receive the 20% discount code and instructions to redeem via email. You will not get a 20% refund if you have already purchased a day pass. 

Coming to A-Basin in the 2020-21 season?

Monarch and Silverton passholders can use their days at A-Basin ANY DAY of the 2020-21 season with NO blackouts. Reservations are not required but please take your pass to our ticket window to get an A-Basin RFID ticket. For the best experience, we strongly encourage you to visit us on a weekday, if possible. 

You MUST bring your valid season pass to A-Basin to qualify for the exchange days. Monarch passholders get 3 days, each. Silverton passholders get 2 days.

The Fine Print

Terms and conditions subject to change. Exchange days are good for the passholder only; passholder must be present at the ticket window along with their valid A-Basin or Silverton or Monarch season pass to receive the free lift ticket. Season pass must be paid in full prior to receiving the exchange days. Days must be used during the 2020-21 season and cannot be carried over to another season or transferred to another person. The Taos, Monarch and Silverton benefits only apply to the passes listed above and do not apply to the A-Basin Midweek Pass, Child 5 and Under Pass, or multi-day products (Any-Day, College passes).

For more information, please email or call Guest Services at 888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246),

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