Arapahoe Basin

    Arapahoe Basin

    Photo courtesy > Dave Camara/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area  |  888-272-7246  |  970-468-0718 (Snow Report)
    28194 US Hwy 6, Dillon, CO 80435

    Arapahoe Basin Ski Area boasts the longest season in Colorado (October – June) and some of the highest skiable terrain in North America. Known for its challenging terrain on Pallavicini and the East Wall, A-Basin also has gentle beginner terrain, two learning areas close to the base area and rolling, top-to-bottom intermediate groomers. A-Basin also offers, free parking seven days a week, affordable Snowsports programs for kids as well as the brand new Kids Snowsports Center. A-Basin also has one of the best après scenes in Summit County with the 6th Alley Bar & Grill. Find what you’re looking for in a Colorado vacation at Arapahoe Basin.

    Mountain Facts

    SeasonOctober, 2016 to June, 2017
    Hours8:30/9am - 4pm
    Average Annual Snowfall350 inches
    Average Days of Sun per Year300 days


    Peak13,050 ft.
    Base10,780 ft.
    Vertical Rise2,270 ft.

    Terrain & Services

    More Difficult30%
    Most Difficult37%
    Skiable Acres960
    Number of Trails109
    Longest Trail1.5 miles
    Terrain Parks2
    Total Lifts8
    Miles from Denver68
    Closest AirportsDenver International Airport / Eagle Airport
    Closest TownsKeystone, Dillon, Silverthorne


    Mountain Dining > Strap on your snowshoes or ride the Black Mountain Express to a night of celebration at A-Basin’s Moonlight Dinner Series! Held on Saturdays during the full moon cycle, this is a once in a lifetime dining experience. These dinners allow A-Basin guests to experience the mountain in an intimate yet social evening setting, while also enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors and the culinary creativity of Executive Chef Christopher Rybak.

    Whether you’re after a quick pick me up or a sit down lunch with friends and family, Arapahoe Basin has a dining option for you. With food options ranging from café muffins and bagels, to hot chili, to smoked brisket, to traditional pizza and burgers, we have everything you need to stay fueled on the hill.

    Lessons > Private and class lessons for ski, ride and telemark for all abilities ages 3 and up. Multi week lesson programs also available. For more info, visit A-Basin kids in our Snowsports lessons and programs have a space to call their own - the new A-Basin Kids Center! Located on the west side of the base area, close to the Black Mountain Express lift and Pika Place Learning Area, the three-story, 7100 square-foot, $2.3 million building will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week during the regular Snowsports season.

    Fun Facts > Usually the first to open and always the last to close in Colorado. The famous A-Basin Bacon Bloody Mary has been featured in national publications.

    Biggest Event > 16th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs, Memorial Day weekend. Colorado microbrews, live music, and incredible spring skiing!

    Après Spot > Located in the A-Frame base lodge, the 6th Alley Bar & Grill features about 20 taps, a full menu and table service. A laid-back good time vibe make this a perfect spot to kick back after a day at the Legend.

    Alternate Day > Want something to do other than ski or snowboard during your stay in Summit County? Take your pick! Relax at a spa, shop till you drop, go ice skating, or take a romantic sleigh ride. Adventure seekers can experience the exhilaration of snowmobiling, try Nordic (cross country) skiing or strap on some snowshoes to see the wonders of winter at a slower pace.

    Directions By Car > 68 miles west of Denver; I-70W to exit 205 (Silverthorne) or exit 216 (Loveland Pass) to Hwy 6.

    Getting Around > Summit County offers a FREE bus service to A-Basin from multiple locations around Summit County and is served directly by Summit Stage’s Swan Mountain Flyer Route.