Lenawee Mountain – Arapahoe Basin, CO

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Poma Alpha drive terminal at the base.
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Bottom terminal.
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Loading area.
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Riding up the line.
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Middle part of the lift line.
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Upper lift line.
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Arriving at the top.
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Fixed bullwheel up top.
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Breakover towers.
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View down from the summit.
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Upper part of the line.
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Tower 6 with combo assemblies.
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Another view of the drive.
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Lift line overview.

9 thoughts on “Lenawee Mountain – Arapahoe Basin, CO

  1. Phoenix February 15, 2020 / 9:36 pm

    IMO this should have gone detachable. This is the only lift you can access from the top of Black Mountain Expense which creates a big bottleneck as people come from the detachable quad to a fixed triple.

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    • lucas May 1, 2020 / 11:58 am

      yes, it can be busy. they should move this lift to Pallavicini and put a detachable in the place of Lenawee, especially as the terrain is so good at Lenawee.

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      • Snow Boys May 1, 2020 / 5:43 pm

        Pallavicini is already getting a double chair replacement this summer so that would not happen. I could see a basin potentially upgrading lenawee to a low capacity detachable in the future.

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  2. Kaden K May 27, 2020 / 6:09 pm

    Upgrade Lenawee to a detach pls it’s so slow and long but has such good terrain off it.

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  3. New England Chairlifts & Skiing May 28, 2020 / 11:00 am

    A Basin blew a nice opportunity to make this lift a detachable, and this would’ve been a perfect Pali replacement. I’ve never skied here, but i can imagine it gets long lines.

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    • skitheeast May 28, 2020 / 11:47 am

      I also think that this lift should be detachable, but I am not sure if A-Basin was ready for a detachable lift when this was installed in 2001. A swap with Pali would have been nice. I guess we will have to wait ten years or so when a replacement can be justified.

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      • powderforever45 May 28, 2020 / 2:30 pm

        They could of just moved this lift to beavers when it was being built. Is it a quad because or marketing or capacity issues or length? This lift imo needs a detachable replacement.

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  4. afski722 May 28, 2020 / 3:46 pm

    In 2001 when it was replaced, A-Basin (and Colorado skiing in general) was a far less busy experience.
    The pass wars hadn’t begun, the Front-Range crowd was a fraction of the size it was, and A-Basin was a lot sleepier than was.
    It really wasn’t until Colorado’s population exploded in the mid/late 2000s combined with the Epic Pass that A-Basin got busy.
    Even then, the busy was still primarily peak winter Saturdays and peak spring skiing periods in April and early-May.

    I am okay with it staying fixed-grip if it keeps the crowds down and lets the powder on the West Wall and lower East Wall last longer.

    Probably eventually will go HSQ, but they aren’t in a hurry to do so and I’m just fine with that.

    You want HSQ, go to Breck, Keystone, WP, or Copper.

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