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Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort

Opening *
19Oct
Closing *
4Apr
* Estimated based on historical dates.
Best known forSmall “local's mountain” vibe offering extreme chutes and gnarly steeps
Beginner runs 10%
Intermediate runs30%
Advanced runs37%
Expert runs23%
Summit elevation13,050 ft
Ski area960 ac

Lift Ticket Information

With so many lift tickets on offer at Arapahoe Basin, it can be hard to decide which one to choose. We've put together a comparison of all the lift tickets based on price, resort access and ski days so you can find a lift ticket that's right for you.

Ticket type
Best value for
Resorts access
Adult rates
Days valid at Arapahoe Basin
Available for purchase
Arapahoe Basin Lift Ticket
Skiing 1-4 days at Arapahoe Basin
Arapahoe Basin
Rates for the 20/21 season have yet to be released due to COVID-19. In the meantime here is an approximate price based on last season:
1 Day Ticket starting from $105 (window)
Set days purchased for
During ski season
Arapahoe Basin Season Pass
Skiing 5+ days at Arapahoe Basin
Arapahoe Basin
Season Pass starting from $469
Any days during season
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)
IKON Session Pass 4-Day
Skiing 4 days at Arapahoe Basin
Up to 4 days skiing across 30 resorts including Arapahoe Basin
Session Pass starting from $429
4 days during season except blackout dates*
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)
IKON Base Pass
Skiing multiple resorts
5 days skiing at 26 resorts including Arapahoe Basin. Unlimited access to 14 other resorts including Winter Park, Copper Mountain and more.
Season Pass starting from $749
5 days during season except blackout dates*
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)
IKON Pass
Skiing multiple resorts
7 days skiing at 27 resorts including Arapahoe Basin. Unlimited access to 15 other resorts.
Season Pass starting from $1,049
7 days during season
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

Arapahoe Basin Lift Ticket

Best value for:

Skiing 1-4 days at Arapahoe Basin

Resorts access:

Arapahoe Basin

Adult Rates*:

Rates for the 20/21 season have yet to be released due to COVID-19. In the meantime here is an approximate price based on last season:
1 Day Ticket starting from $105 (window)

Days valid at Arapahoe Basin:

Set days purchased for

Available for purchase:

During ski season

Arapahoe Basin Season Pass

Best value for:

Skiing 5+ days at Arapahoe Basin

Resorts access:

Arapahoe Basin

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $469

Days valid at Arapahoe Basin:

Any days during season

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

IKON Session Pass 4-Day

Best value for:

Skiing 4 days at Arapahoe Basin

Resorts access:

Up to 4 days skiing across 30 resorts including Arapahoe Basin

Adult Rates*:

Session Pass starting from $429

Days valid at Arapahoe Basin:

4 days during season except blackout dates*

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

IKON Base Pass

Best value for:

Skiing multiple resorts

Resorts access:

5 days skiing at 26 resorts including Arapahoe Basin. Unlimited access to 14 other resorts including Winter Park, Copper Mountain and more.

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $749

Days valid at Arapahoe Basin:

5 days during season except blackout dates*

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

IKON Pass

Best value for:

Skiing multiple resorts

Resorts access:

7 days skiing at 27 resorts including Arapahoe Basin. Unlimited access to 15 other resorts.

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $1,049

Days valid at Arapahoe Basin:

7 days during season

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

*IKON Blackout Dates: Dec 26, 2020 to Jan 2, 2021, Jan 16, 2021 to Jan 17, 2021 and Feb 13, 2021 to Feb 14, 2021

Challenge Level

Thrilling runs for advanced skiers and riders is what Arapahoe Basin is known for! Anything off the Pallavicini lift is great with steep trees, massive bumps, cliff drops, cornices and tight turns Beginner terrain is limited here but if you must, the base area is a good learning area for beginners. The resort has also has a handful of intermediate runs.

Things To Do

Arapahoe Basin is really all about the skiing and snowboarding. There's no tubing or sledding but Frisco Adventure Park is nearby where you can do all these activities.

Accessibility

Denver International Airport is the biggest one in the area, with the most flights, most rental car companies, and the most shuttle options. Since there's no actual "resort" area or lodging at Arapahoe Basin, most commercial shuttles won't actually take you there (and it's way too long for a taxi or Uber). If you're coming from Denver, your best bet is to take a shuttle to one of the ski towns in Summit County, drop off your luggage before taking a free bus service to the resort.

Recommended Airport:

  • Denver Intl. Airport 88 mi (2 hour drive)

When To Go

January to February are great times to visit. With its long season, it might seem like you could go to A-Basin almost any time. The snow is usually deep with good coverage for the majority of winter, from mid-December through April. Of course, that timeframe also includes some of the coldest months of the year in the highest of high country, so you’ll want to pack and layer accordingly if you visit from December through February. Arapahoe Basin doesn’t usually get too crowded, though like any resort it has times that are busier than others. These are typically over the Christmas / New Year’s holiday, the US federal holiday weekends in mid-January and mid-February, and spring break in March. During those times, you might see some crowding on the beginner and intermediate runs due to the simple fact there just aren’t many of them to begin with. That said, with its reputation for extreme terrain, it doesn’t really draw a lot of beginners and intermediates to begin with.

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