Uphill access by means of skinning, snowshoeing and hiking has gained popularity at Arapahoe Basin in recent years. The ski area welcomes and supports individuals seeking to exercise and enjoy the quiet mountain setting. Alpine touring is free at the ski area, but an Uphill Access Pass must be obtained at the Season Pass Office. During operational access is restricted to the eastern edge of the High Noon run, between the base area and Black Mountain Lodge. Except for terrain parks, the entire mountain is fa
Keep yourself and your loved ones safe. If you see a sign or rope at the top of the trail, the whole is closed.
Avalanches, unmarked obstacles, and other natural hazards exist beyond the ski area boundary. Rescue in the backcountry can be costly and may take several hours – but in some cases it might not available at all. Knowledge and good decision making are the two most important tools to be equipped with before heading beyond the ski area boundary. Skiers and snowboarders need to have a solid understanding of avalanche safety, as well as the proper gear including a beacon, probe, shovel, and a partner, as wel
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No while some uphill access has been permitted during hours of operation in past seasons, as of the ‘17/’18 ski season this is no longer the case.