Tuesday, August 4, 2020

RFID Gates

Some of you have inquired about the excavation going on in the base area. A portion of that work is related to running power and communication lines to the two new lifts. Another big chunk is related to our RFID gate program. The orange pipe coming out of the ground in the foreground of this photo is for power and communication lines for the BMX RFID gates. Our passes and lift tickets this year will have RFID chips in them. All you have to do is keep your ticket/pass in a pocket on your left side and get scanned as you go through the gate. No more close interaction with a lift operator asking you to pull your pass out for a scan. We are installing these gates at the Lenawee, Pallavicini, Molly Hogan and Black Mountain Express Lifts. The gates should be up by late August or early September.

Monday, August 3, 2020

A Couple More Fly Days

Today and tomorrow will be big fly days for Leitner Poma. In addition to finishing off the top terminal foundation, they will be finishing the concrete tower foundations for Pallavicini Lift. Completing the concrete is a major, major step in lift building. There is plenty of work to go still, but I always feel very good once the concrete work is done

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Lenawee Mountain - Via Ferrata

Enjoy these two images taken near the tops of Lenawee Mountain and the Via Ferrata.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

In The Distance

This picture, taken from bike path near Saphire Point, shows A-Basin in the distance. The two highest and furthest peaks away are Grays and Torreys just East of The Basin. The ridge just of front of them includes Grizzly Peak, Black Mountain and Lenawee Mountain.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Not Your Childhood "Ropes Course"

Our Aerial Adventure Park is open Thursday thru Sunday. The Park is not your childhood ropes courses. This concept has grown a long ways since that team building exercise you did 15 years ago. The elements are super fun. This is a great activity to do with friends and family. It can be exciting and challenging and a great way to enjoy Arapahoe Basin.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020


The fireweed has started to blossom at The Basin. Keep an eye on Lower Sundance. That trail is covered with Fireweed and will be spectacular over the next couple of weeks.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Summer Trail Run #2

We will be hosting our second Trail Run of the season July 30 - August 2. Test your lungs and legs on this 6.8 mile, 1,700 vertical foot course, to the Summit and back. You will need to use Strava. Register online on our Events page. Cost is $15 for the run or $30 for the run and a $20 meal.

There will be a third run August 13 - 16.