Arrow Bahn Express – Beaver Creek, CO

Arrowhead was originally its own ski area before Bachelor Gulch opened.
Depression tower 1.
View up the very long lift line.
Another look up the line.
Chain-driven return station.
Doppelmayr CLD-260 terminal up top.
When it opened, this was the only lift at an independent Arrowhead Mountain that was later connected with Beaver Creek.
Riding up the line.
View back down the line.
Tower 15.
Upper part of the lift line.
Unload area and maintenance rail.

7 thoughts on “Arrow Bahn Express – Beaver Creek, CO

  1. Random skier October 23, 2019 / 7:45 pm

    Why the 1200 Capacity? Arrowhead would seem to be a popular base area…


    • Donald Reif October 23, 2019 / 8:25 pm

      That’s a 2,800 pph uphill capacity.


  2. skitheeast October 23, 2019 / 9:30 pm

    I think this lift should be replaced with a gondola and extended up to the top of Bachelor’s Gulch. It would make getting in and out of Arrowhead much easier as skiers would be able to ski to the main base from Arrowhead in one lift instead of two.


    • Donald Reif October 23, 2019 / 11:02 pm

      This lift has an actual trail pod off of it. It would make more sense to keep it as a chairlift rather than make people take off their equipment after each run.


      • skitheeast October 24, 2019 / 7:10 am

        While that is true, it is a very long lift regardless and the upscale nature associated with gondolas fit in with Beaver Creek’s image.


        • Donald Reif October 24, 2019 / 11:15 am

          Arrowhead isn’t exactly the starting point that the main Beaver Creek Village is.

          It’s more likely that this lift undergoes a similar renovation to Pine Marten, wherein the terminals and grips get replaced while everything else is retained. Or, a chondola like with the Centennial Express lift.

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  3. Random Skier October 24, 2019 / 7:32 am

    The Beav is just Vail’s answer to aspen.


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