Arapahoe Basin Joins Ikon Pass


Arapahoe Basin Joins Ikon Pass

The Pass Wars Continue

Arapahoe Basin in Colorado is joining the Ikon Pass lineup for the upcoming season after cutting ties with Vail Resort’s Epic Pass earlier this year.

The resort’s favorite blogger and COO, Alan Henceroth cited overcrowding of the mountain as the reason for leaving the Epic Pass earlier this year.

Henceroth also said A-Basin would be open to considering a new partnership, which spurred rumors that the resort would become “Ikonic.”

The news in a nutshell.

“Arapahoe Basin is thrilled to partner with the Ikon Pass and join its community of like-minded mountain destinations,” Henceroth said Friday in a news release. “A-Basin is a bold, aspirational mountain with legendary character that invites skiers and riders to find adventure at every turn, an ideal fit for the Ikon Pass.”

Including partners, the Ikon Pass offers access to 40 resorts in the U.S. and overseas. Ikon Pass holders will have seven-day access to A-Basin with no blackout dates. Those with the less expensive Ikon Base Pass will have five-day access at the resort with some blackout dates.

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About “The Legend”

Founded by five pioneers of skiing—including an Olympian and veterans—Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened in 1946 with one tow rope and a $1.25 lift ticket. It now offers more than 1,400 acres, nine lifts, a kid’s center and a new European bistro at 12,500 feet with panoramic mountain views. A-Basin is known as The Legend for having one of the longest ski and ride seasons in the world. The Basin is also a pure skier’s and snowboarder’s mountain and welcomes anyone and everyone whether they’re learning for the first time, looking for a serious challenge or simply tailgating with friends on The Beach.

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