The Beach

Arapahoe Basin's Early Riser parking lot is home to a stretch of prime real estate known as "The Beach." The Beach backs up to the three lower mountain chairlifts and is the perfect spot to kick back between runs with family and friends. It's a scene unique to the Basin, and a guaranteed good time! The Beach often plays home to birthday celebrations, reunions, company parties, and other special events. 

Due to its popularity, the Beach fills up fast. There are generally 10-15 spots available for reservations (dependent on snow conditions at the base); the rest are first-come, first-serve. Space #1 is closest to the Black Mountain Express Chair, the Mountain Goat Plaza base area, restrooms and Food and Beverage services. Space #15 is closest to the Molly Hogan Chair with easy access to the Pallavicini chair. Each spot has room to park two vehicles and comes with a picnic table.

Reservations for the season begin the first of October ever year. Spaces are available until our tentative closing day - typically the first Sunday in June.

2018-19 Pricing



Opening Day through February 14, 2019

Every day: $100 per spot

*Limited spaces available in the early season

February 15 through March 31, 2019

 Every day $150 per spot

April 2 through May 19, 2019

 Monday through Thursday: $200 per spot

Friday through Sunday: $250 per spot

May 20 through June 2, 2019

Every day: $100 per spot

*Limited spaces available in the late season