A-Basin limiting ski passes next winter to preserve the ski area’s culture

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will limit the number of lift tickets sold each day and cap its number of season passes next winter to 10% fewer than were sold for the 2020-21 season.

A-Basin Chief Operating Officer Al Henceroth made the announcement in a blog post Friday morning where he described the decision as the next “major step to preserve the culture and vibe” of Summit County’s oldest ski area.

Henceroth said as part of the 1,428-acre ski area’s ticketing change, all tickets must be purchased online and in advance as no lift tickets will be sold on site. As a result, the COO said the ski area anticipates selling out of weekend lift tickets on a regular basis. A-Basin spokesperson Katherine Fuller said in an email Friday that when tickets are sold out, “they are sold out.”

Henceroth clarified that with the changes, reservations will not be required for the ski area’s season passholders.

Read more about the change on our partner site Summit Daily.

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