Arapahoe Basin, CO

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16 thoughts on “Arapahoe Basin, CO

  1. Jonathan pierce June 27, 2017 / 11:37 am

    The Norway Lift has been removed.

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      • ACA Allertor July 4, 2017 / 7:53 am

        Not really, there’s still the Pali chair, also a yan double

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    • - July 21, 2017 / 11:46 pm

      No, Norway will not be removed until Summer 2018. I work at A-Basin.

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      • Peter Landsman July 22, 2017 / 12:05 pm

        Thanks, I should have known if it wasn’t on Al’s Blog, it probably didn’t happen yet.

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      • - July 22, 2017 / 12:26 pm

        Beavers lift will be flown in next summer as well. I don’t think they’ve picked a brand yet for the Pali and Molly Hogan replacements. The Len chair is rated so that the chairs could be changed to four person fixed grip chairs.

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        • - July 22, 2017 / 12:34 pm

          Seems very likely, but I only work there in the winter and not with lifts, so I never heard the final word on that. It sounded like the two replacements will be the same brand as Beavers. If Molly and Pali don’t happen next summer, definitely the following summer. I will miss that iconic Yan Pali double and taking Norway instead of Len! Replacements will all be fixed grip and the same speed as their predecessors.

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        • Peter Landsman July 22, 2017 / 12:36 pm

          If they go to Skytrac, the Alpha really is on the way out.

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      • Jonathan January 19, 2018 / 9:39 am

        Thanks. I went there surprised the lift was not removed. I asked a lift operator in 16-17 season and they said the lift would be removed.

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    • - July 24, 2017 / 10:12 am

      They’re just building the concrete for the terminals this summer (maybe) and leveling the ground at the top by PHQ for the PHQ expansion and Beavers top shack. It will all be hike-back terrain for 17-18. No actual lift parts will be installed until summer 2018. The helicopter was to deliver supplies to build the Beavers trails, since there’s no road that goes all the way back there. Lots of rocks to drill, explode, etc. Stopped by work and hiked it yesterday.

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  2. Jonathan January 19, 2018 / 9:41 am

    What if they replaced Black Mountain with a 6 chair, took the quad on Black Mountain and replaced Lenawee with it, and then took Lenawee triple and replaced Pali

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    • Duncan N. March 22, 2018 / 12:00 pm

      That plan sounds good to my untrained ears, but I have a few theories as to why that won’t happen. A)lines aren’t all that long on Black Mountain (But its getting up there) and B) Most importantly, A-Basin is a local’s resort. Pretty big, but still local. It’s been independent since vail dropped it after people got mad they were getting too big. A little place like this could never afford to purchase a big lift like that while relocating two others just after massively expanding their ski area.

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      • Duncan N. March 22, 2018 / 12:02 pm

        Also, the Montezuma expansion and Black Mountain purchase wasn’t that long ago, either.

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