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Uphill Access At A-Basin Opens Today


There are those among us that choose to make their own way to the top of the mountain to get those runs in. For those who call Arapahoe Basin home, or are fans of the mountain, today marks opening day for uphill access.

It was announced just shy of a month ago that uphill access at this Colorado ski hill was going to require a paid pass all of its own this season, which will cost $30 for the season and have a few restrictions.

Arapahoe Basin In Colorado Will Be Charging For Uphill Access This Season

More and more skiers and riders are opting to skip the lifts and head uphill via their own power. With the increase in popularity of uphill access, mountains now have to consider how that will affect the day to day operations.

"Remember, all uphill users are required to get an Uphill Access Pass. Passes are free for A-Basin Pass holders and cost $30 for all others. Please wear that groovy, reflective orange arm band pass holding device." - Al Henceroth via Al's Blog, November 15, 2019

For the time being uphill access will only be open when the lifts are not running. A-Basin would also like to remind guests the participate in uphill activities that the mountain could still be very active, meaning that all guests should be aware of their surroundings. This includes equipment, vehicles, closures, bamboo, roughed up snow and other natural and man-made obstacles, and snowmaking operations.

For more information on uphill access at Arapahoe Basin, head to https://www.arapahoebasin.com/ or follow the mountain via their social media pages.

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