Arapahoe Basin Lift Prices 2016-2017 Ski Season

The prices listed below are for the 2016-17 ski season at A Basin. These are the window rates for A Basin ski passes, so if you just walk up and purchase lift tickets from the window, these are the prices you will find. The rates will go up on December 18. There are some Keystone and Breckenridge lift passes that you can buy that are also good at A Basin. They will be more expensive than just Arapahoe only tickets, but they exist for convenience.

Ticket Category Ticket Window Price Our Price Available Deals
Adult Full Day $79 $64
Adult Half Day $67 Only available at resort
Adult 2 Day $150 $113
Youth Full Day
(15-18 yrs)
$64 $53
Youth 2 Day
(15-18 yrs)
$121 N/A
Child (6-14 yrs) $36 $30
Child 2 Day $64 $52
Semi-Senior
(60-69 yrs)
$69 N/A
Senior (70+) $25 $25

A Basin Discount Lift Tickets

The real key to savings on A Basin ski passes is to buy from us. We have a deal with Liftopia, who is the biggest provider of discount Arapahoe Basin lift tickets in Colorado, and by using our discount you will get the absolute cellar price to ski the steep terrain at A Basin. You don't need to do anything special for this code; once you click through from the yellow buttons above, our code will be attached and our great savings will be presented to you. Sometimes, the deals aren't that amazing--like around the Holidays--but if we don't have the deals, then nobody has the deals. Here is a quick link for Colorado Lift Ticket Savings.

Best Ways to Use A Basin Ski Passes

The best idea is to buy in advance and buy online. That's where the deepest discounts are. Next, decide whether or not you want to ski at Breck and/or Keystone. A Basin has a partnership with these Summit County resorts and you can by combo A Basin tickets that are good for A Basin/Breck or A Basin/Keystone. Typically, you will pay a little more per day over the A Basin prices with these deals, but you slightly under-pay the day rate at Breck. So it can be a fair trade unless you do all of your skiing at A Basin on a combo deal. Third, parking is cheap here, meaning free. Parking is usually a very small fee at most places, but it can add up once you drive up, rent skis, get a ski pass, and buy food/drinks on the mountain. You'll be in no mood to pay another $10 just to park. Lucky for you, A Basin is cool. And finally, A Basin typically has the best ratio of number of people to ski terrain in Colorado. You won't be waiting in long lines or elbowing for room at the bar.

But bear in mind that A Basin is mostly challenging terrain, and this hill is not oriented towards partying. We don't mean to imply that you can't party or that you have to be sorry for partying, but if you've never been to Arapahoe Basin, once you see it, you'll know what we mean. People are here to ski and board; they aren't here to be seen drinking in front of the fire pits in UGGs. They are not overly serious like people might be in the backcountry, but people come here to get away from the crowds and gets lots of turns in. It is not an unfriendly place--far from it--but it is nothing like Breck or Vail. And that can be a good thing, depending on how much you like to ski.

Arapahoe Basin Half Day Tickts

Half-day lift tickets to A Basin are not always offered. They usually are, but just know that sometimes you can't get them--depending on several different factors. And this is a good thing, because you really don't want to buy a half day ticket anyway. In most cases, they are a waste of money. Either you wait around until these go on sale and missing some quality runs trying to save $12 or you are so late to the hill that you're paying $70 to ski for two hours. Oh, we get it. Two hours of skiing at Araphoe basin is way better than one or none. But dollar per hour, half days are a wallet monster. And this is not unqiue to A Basin, but it is unique to all half day tickets.

A Basin Lift Ticket FAQ

Use the link at the top of this page or click here to check for discount lift ticket deals.
Children of ages 5 and under can ski for free at A-Basin.
Yes, half-day lift tickets are available here. This is where you can buy some of the cheapest lift tickets in Colorado, and it is easy to find deals on ski and snowboard passes.

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