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Courtesy of Arapahoe Basin
Arapahoe Basin open for skiing 7 days a week until closing day June 7
The Basin also serves up free music on Saturdays

May 3, 2009 — Not quite ready to mothball your skis for the season, especially with some of the wettest, wildest spring weather in recent memory? Then Arapahoe Basin in Summit County can scratch that ski itch for at least another month, and throw in some free music to boot.

A-Basin ski area will be open seven days a week until closing day June 7. Ninety-two trails are open with six lifts serving 797 acres including the East Wall and Montezuma Bowl. All skier services are available including snow sports lessons and ski and board rentals. All items in the retail store at Arapahoe Sports are 50% off.

May Concert Series

Arapahoe Basin heats things up this May with the Shakin’ at the Basin free May Concert Series. Most Saturdays in May A-Basin will have free entertainment from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the base area.


May 2 – Stifler’s Mom – Rock, new rock, pop music

May 9 – Boo Daddy – High energy rock, funk, Motown and dance

May 16 – Pride of Five – Classic rock

May 23 – Coral Creek – Bluegrass

May 24 – That Eighties Band – Music from our favorite decade

May Events

A-Basin will hold free rail jams in the Treeline Terrain Park May 2, 9, 16 and 23. On May 24, brewmasters from Summit County’s five local breweries will serve up their best brews for the 8th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the base area.

Arapahoe Basin Bonus Pass

The 2009-10 Arapahoe Basin Bonus Pass is now on sale. The passes can be purchased for $349 for adults (age 15+) and $259 for children (age 6-14). The Bonus Pass provides skiers and riders unlimited usage at A-Basin during the remainder of the 2008-09 season as well as the entire 2009-10 season, plus five non-transferable ski days valid at Keystone or Breckenridge.

One of those five days can be used at Vail or Beaver Creek (some date restrictions apply). This price is subject to change and a limited number of these passes will be sold.

A-Basin Only Season Pass

The 2009-10 Arapahoe Basin only Adult Season Pass (age 20-69) can be purchased for $289, the youth pass (age 15-19) is selling for $199, and the child pass (age 6-14) is selling for $109. These passes are also valid for the remainder of the 2008-09 season as well as the entire 2009-10 season with no black out dates.

Arapahoe Basin’s closing date is set for June 7, 2009. A-Basin has received over 70 inches of snow since April 1. For more information on the Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series, spring events, season passes or snow conditions call 888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246) or visit



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