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A-Basin Going With Limited Pass Sales To Avoid Reservations


As more and more ski mountains and ski mountain collectives and corporations announce plans for winter operations, it seems there are two ideas that are being used to control the number of people that visit a mountain on a given day. There is the reservation method, which seems to be the more popular choice, and the limiting of season pass sales, which Arapahoe Basin in CO has announced is the way they are going to handle guest numbers.

Related: Jackson Hole Pauses Pass Sales, But Offers A Look At The Winter

"Working closely with County, State, and Federal officials, we have designed a plan to protect our guests and employees, provide excellent skiing and riding and reduce peak visitation days to allow for physical distancing." - Alan Henceroth, via "Al's Blog"

Every mountain that is going to open for the 2020/2021 season will have capacity limits. A-Basin has chosen to limit not only daily ticket sales but to limit the number of season passes that are sold for the year. With only a limited number of folks having access to unlimited skiing or riding, depending on the pass, this will help to limit the number of visitors each day.

While reservations will not be required for A-Basin this season, those looking to purchase day tickets will still have to buy online and in advance. Those tickets will also be limited each day, with the number of tickets sold each day varying depending on the time of year.

Aside from season pass limits, the mountain will be taking similar actions as other mountains and their operators have announced, including limited services, chairlift limits, park restrictions, and so on. For detailed information on the operation plans of Arapahoe Basin, please visit their website at https://www.arapahoebasin.com/winter-2020-21-season-information/ and be sure to follow their social media pages.

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