Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin, known as "The Legend" to many Coloradans, has one of the longest ski seasons in North America, open from October to June. Enjoy the 360 degree view from the summit or lunch at Black Mountain Lodge all while skiing some of the best terrain in the world. With the addition of the Montezuma Bowl, there is twice the natural beauty to explore; more high-alpine groomed runs, bowls, chutes and glades, all serviced by our new quad chair lift. Experience the Legend.

Annual Snowfall: 350.0in / 889cm
Area: 960 acres
Base Elevation: 10780 ft / 3278 m
Summit Elevation: 13050 ft / 3968 m
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Weekday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Weekend
Season Dates: October 2016—June 2017
Notes: We will operate seven days a week through Sunday, June 4. We will close from 6/5-6/8, and reopen for a bonus weekend of skiing and riding June 9-11. CLOSING DAY is currently scheduled for Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Address: P.O. Box 5808 28194 U.S. Highway 6 Dillon, CO, 80435
Main Phone Number : 888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246)
Lodging/Central Reservations : 800-248-1942
Closest Airport: Denver International Airport
Miles from Denver: 68

Best Known For

  • Arapahoe Basin has one of the longest seasons in North America with skiing and boarding from mid-October until early-June and occasionally into July.
  • The famous A-Basin Bacon Bloody Mary in the 6th Alley Bar & Grill – we sell more than 10,000 a season.
  • The Pallavicini lift – an iconic fixed grip double chair that services some of the snowiest (and steepest) terrain at the mountain.
  • Uphill access during operating and non-operating hours. To learn more, click here.
  • Family-friendly, laid back atmosphere – free slope-side parking, one convenient base area and affordable snowsports lessons for kids and adults.

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