How To Get There

How To Get There

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Where is Arapahoe Basin?

Located in the famous Summit County in Colorado, Arapahoe Basin is only 12 kilometres off the I70 interstate up the scenic Highway 6. Keystone ski resort is the nearest civilisation, a mere 8 kilometres distant. An hour and a half drive away is Denver, the closest major airport.

Other Ski Resorts Nearby

The two closest ski resorts are Keystone & Loveland. Others within an hour include most of the Colorado classics – Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek.

Getting To Arapahoe Basin There are two travel options to get to Arapahoe Basin; car or bus.

Driving to Arapahoe Basin
From the I70 interstate get onto Hwy 6 and you’ll literally run into the Arapahoe Basin ski area. If looking to come via Loveland Pass (the Denver direction), make sure you check road conditions as it can be treacherous. The safer bet is to travel on Highway 6 from the Keystone direction.

The Public Bus Option
Summit County runs an effective and free shuttle service to and from Arapahoe Basin and all of the other main resorts, towns and points of interest. Called the Summit Stage, it runs every hour to A Basin and is a great budget option to access the mountain.

The Private Bus Option
You can also pay for the privilege of going on a bus shuttle provided by one of the many private companies in the area, but frankly, why the hell would you part with the cash?

Getting Around A Basin

The base area is tiny so getting around is achieved through the locomotion provided by ones legs and feet – marvellous things that they are. Locomotion can be assisted by the use of skis.