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Related Regions: Colorado, United States, Denver, North America, Boulder, Summit County

Covid Details

Get all the COVID-19 information you need to know before you go. All information is provided by the resort and updated regularly as processes and policies change.


Resort policies and procedures.

Is a reservation required for lift access

Lift Reservation URL

Is a reservation required for parking

Base Lodge(s)

Are the base lodge(s) open

Are there rules/restrictions at the base lodge(s)

Are masks required

Base Lodge Regulation

The 6th Alley Bar & Grill, Legends Café and Black Mountain Lodge are OPEN! Although our restaurants may look and feel different this season, we will be serving the same great food and beverage we always have with limited seating.

Lift Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lifts

Lift Regulations

Guests will be asked to self-group and load the chair with their traveling party. Lift attendants will not require guests to ride a chairlift with people they do not know. Parties not traveling together can load two at a time on quad chairs and one at a time on Lenawee and Pali. Please wear a face covering. 

Dining Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions for on-mountain dining

Dining Indoors

Dining Regulations

Per Summit County public health regulations, the 6th Alley indoor dining capacity limit is 50 in the main area and 50 upstairs in Marnies. You will not be able to be seated in the A-Frame unless you are a dining guest of Legends Cafe or the 6th Alley Bar & Grill. 

Ski School

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski school

Ski School URL

Ski School Regulations

Lessons will be available with limited class sizes per county and state regulations.

Ski Rental Legend

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski rentals

Ski Rental URL

Ski Rental Regulations

Ski and snowboard rentals are available for a single day, 2-7 consecutive days, or the full season Must be reserved ahead of time. We do not offer clothing or goggles for rent. The tune shop is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily. Please inquire in the rental shop. Indoor capacity limits apply; please wear your face covering. 


Are there rules/restrictions on public transportation

Transportation Regulations

For guest and employee health and safety, we will not be operating our shuttles or using our overflow parking lots. You will be able to walk to our lifts from your car. 

Lodging Legend

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lodging

Lodging Regulations

Arapahoe Basin does not have lodging accomodations.


  • 13050ft
  • 2530ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 10780ft


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  • Longest Run

    1.5 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    1428 ac

  • Snow Making

    125 ac


Known as the Legend, Arapahoe Basin is nestled high along Loveland Pass about 68 miles outside of Denver, Colorado. Having been in operation since 1946, the Legend offers some of the highest skier and rider accessible terrain in North America where half of the mountain sits above the timberline with skiing and snowboarding through late spring and early summer. A-basin features a vertical rise of 2,270 feet and a summit elevation of 13,050 feet with 960 accessible acres and an average snowfall of 350 inches. The terrain is rated 10% beginner, 30% intermediate, 37% advanced and 23% expert with the signature run Pallavicini as one of Colorado’s longest and steepest trails.

More Info

A-Basin is a great option for all ability types offering up some excellent expert terrain combined with long wide groomers and a learner’s slope for beginners. With 109 trails and eight chairlifts, the ski resort sits at the base of the continental divide and has one of the highest base elevations in Colorado.

Terrain options are plentiful with high-alpine bowls, tree glades, chutes, wide-open groomers and amazing off-piste options. The East Wall contains some of the most difficult terrain within the resort boundaries. Skiers and riders can access the upper East Wall, home to double-black expert terrain, via a steep hike or traverse to the lower East Wall without hiking.

Arapahoe Basin is home to some of the highest skiable terrain in North America. The current A-Frame lodge located at the base area was once used as a missile testing facility but now offers up multiple dining options for visitors. 

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/09/202106/06/2021
  • Days Open Last Year
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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Reviews

Judit Kovacs
5th April 20214
First time snowboarding in Colorado, i usually use the blue slopes in Michigan, but found the green slopes too steep here.Full review
23rd March 20212
Great Mountain. Just found some of the lift attendants have attitude like Matty from Conn. Ruins the experienceFull review
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