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Uphill access is closed.


Winter Visitors Guide

Welcome to Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Info for the 21-22 winter ski + snowboard season.


We anticipate a normal operating season and look forward to welcoming you back for skiing and snowboarding through June. We have the longest winter season in Colorado! 

Current Terrain

Black Mountain Express Lift + High Noon run

No beginner terrain available.

Uphill access is closed AT ALL TIMES. 

  • Opening uphill access is TBD. Before then, please visit our uphill access page.

  • Uphill is closed for your safety and to give our grooming and snowmaking teams space to work.

  • We will make an announcement when uphill opens. You will need a 21-22 uphill pass + armband.

A-Basin Tickets & Season Passes

We are limiting the number of passes we sell for the 21-22 season and limiting daily lift ticket sales to reduce crowds and preserve a quality ski and ride experience.

  • LIFT TICKETS: Must purchase online in advance. We will not sell lift tickets on-site at the window. Buy early to save money and ensure you can come when you want. 

  • PASSES: There are no restrictions on A-Basin season passes or Any Day passes. Reservations not required. Friends and family lift tickets must be purchased online in advance.

If you renewed a pass product from the 20-21 season, you can re-use the RFID card; your pass will automatically be loaded onto it. If you requested that it be mailed to you, it's on the way! You can always have it printed on-site if you want to ski/ride before it shows up. 

Pass benefits and FAQ.



Ikon & Mountain Collective 

Reservations not required.

  • Ikon Base Pass holders get 5 days at A-Basin; blackout dates apply. Ikon Pass holders get 7 days at A-Basin with no blackout dates. You can go directly to the lift with your Ikon Pass.

  • Mountain Collective pass holders get 2 days at A-Basin with no blackout dates. You must come see us at a ticket window to get a day ticket.

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Lessons begin November 20. Advanced reservations are required.

  • We offer half-day group and half-day private lessons for all abilities, ages 3 and up.

  • Kids Club Arapahoe returns this season for skiers ages 7-11. 


Ski & Snowboard Rentals / Tune Shop

Advanced reservations are required for all rental equipment. 

  • We are offering full-season rentals for kids up to age 14. Reserve by December 1. 

  • If your gear needs a tune, wax, or repair, please drop it off in the rental shop.


Mountain Dining

The 6th Alley Bar and Grill and Black Mountain Lodge are serving up delicious homemade food and award-winning bloody Marys.

Opening dates for il Rifugio and the new Steilhang Hut are TBD. 

  • A-Basin full-season passholders (excludes multi-day Any Day passes) and Ikon Pass holders get food discounts at select outlets. Show your pass!


Arapahoe Sports Retail Store

Arapahoe Sports is open daily! It's the only place to get A-Basin logo gear. Come in for a 75th anniversary sweatshirt; shop the county's biggest goggle selection; or take your sticker collection to the next level.

  • A-Basin full-season passholders (excludes multi-day Any Day passes) and Ikon Pass holders get discounts in the shop on non-sale items. Show your pass!

Shop online 24/7


No parking reservations. All parking is free, except for the small Admin Lot.

  • Public transportation to A-Basin is available via the Summit Stage Swan Mountain Flyer between late November and April. 

  • Overnight camping is not permitted in any A-Basin lot. Do not park on the side of the highway or the state patrol will tow your vehicle.

Lift Operating Hours
  • Saturday-Sunday + major holidays: 8:30 a.m. opening

  • Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. opening

Black Mountain Express and the Molly Hogan learning-area lifts are open until 4:00 p.m. Zuma and Beavers close first (3:15 p.m.). Lenawee and Pallavicini close at 3:30 p.m.

COVID-19 Information

At this time, there are no requirements or restrictions for A-Basin guests related to COVID-19. There are no reservations required to ski, eat, or park. 

Please note that COVID-19 regulations are subject to change at any time in the event of an updated public health order. 

Arapahoe Basin will continue to follow the guidance of our local public health authorities. Click here for additional details.

Get your COVID vaccine and/or flu shot at A-Basin this October!

The Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) is sending its mobile vaccination unit to Arapahoe Basin on 10/29 and 10/30 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 

Enjoy a FREE bloody Mary (or beer, soda, coffee, hot cocoa) in the 6th Alley Bar & Grill for getting a COVID-19 vaccine from the CDPHE bus!*

  • FREE J&J single-shot vaccinations (18+); first, second, or booster shots of Pfizer (12+); first and second shots of Moderna; and flu shots. 
  • Ski/ride access that day is not required to come get a vaccine. All are welcome!
  • The CDPHE bus will be parked in our up-front Admin Lot, adjacent the A-Frame building.
  •  * Free drinks are ONLY for those who get a COVID vaccine on-site one of those days. Flu shots and people who are already vaccinated are not eligible. 

Stay in-the-know



All of the information on this page is subject to change. We will update it frequently. 
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