Beaver Creek, CO

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6 thoughts on “Beaver Creek, CO

  1. Duncan October 27, 2018 / 10:34 am

    Shouldn’t Haymeadow express be called Buckaroo Express?

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  2. Jonathan March 27, 2019 / 9:10 am

    I think Beaver Creek needs to do the following upgrades:

    1. Do the McCoy Park Expansion (same as what is planned for 2020)

    2. Replace Strawberry Park Express with 8 person gondola (capacity of 3200/hour)

    3. Replace Upper and Lower BC Mtn. lifts with 8 person gondola with mid point where the two lifts meet (Capacity of 2500/hour)

    4. Replace Elkhorn with High Speed quad from Lower BC Mtn Express. Do a similar mid station like Orange Bubble Express in Park City. (Same Capacity)

    5. Replace Highlands Lift with new fixed grip quad (Capacity of 1800/hour)

    6. Replace Arrow Bahn with 6 chair (Capacity of 2500/hour)

    Please let me know your thoughts on this.

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    • skitheeast March 27, 2019 / 11:46 am

      1) Yes
      2) I see the argument for an upgrade in capacity here, not sure if a gondola is necessary though
      3) I would honestly replace Lower BC and Bachelor Gulch with a 2 stage gondola and make the angle/mid station basically where the Ritz is. Possibly even attach it to the Riverfront Gondola. That way Mamie’s can theoretically have dinners when the slopes are closed and the people staying at the Ritz can have easier access to Avon after skiing.
      4) If you mean having Elkhorn start where Lower BC starts, that would not make sense because Elkhorn needs to start where it does as trails and there and there are no other lift options. Agree is should go detachable though and maybe extend it to top of Strawberry Park.
      5) Yes
      6) I would replace it with a gondola and have it end at the top of Bachelor Gulch.

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      • The Bachelor Gulch Express lift has trails of its own and is used for a fair amount of lapping, so a gondola isn’t really possible. Even so, a two stage gondola with a midstation at the Ritz would be impossible because of all the houses in the way.

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