Arapahoe Basin began their Winter 2020-2021 season today, November 9th, 2020. The opening was fairly low-key, with one chairlift and one run. A-Basin made the surprise announcement using their social media accounts.
So, what now?
Arapahoe Basin will be open 7 days a week for the remainder of the season. The ski area debuted with one run (High Noon) and one chair lift. A-Basin has stated they plan to open more terrain as conditions improve.
Are you planning on visiting A-Basin for some early-season turns? Here’s what you need to know:
Tickets are only available online. No on-site/walkup tickets will be available. Ticket sales will be limited each day to help with capacity restrictions.
Arapahoe Basin and Mountain Collective passholders do NOT need to make reservations.
Ikon Pass holders DO need to make reservations to visit A-Basin (via Ikon).
High Noon is an intermediate run and there is no beginner skiing/riding available.
No uphill access yet.
No terrain park yet, but we hope very soon.
A spokesperson for A-Basin told me that they decided to announce their 2pm opening with limited media exposure to avoid a huge turnout.
I’ve realized that there are only three things guaranteed in this crazy world of ours:
- Arapahoe Basin does things their own way.
Props to A-Basin for a safe opening, and for establishing policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 this season. You can read all of A-Basin’s operating policies and procedures here.
Have any pics or videos from Arapahoe Basin’s opening day? Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org