Thursday, August 16, 2012

Open House - Proposed Master Development Plan

I would like to invite all of you to an Open House we are hosting at the Keystone Center, 1628 St. Johns Road in Keystone.  The event will be Wednesday, August 29 at 5:30 PM.  We will be having a conversation about our Proposed 2012 Master Development Plan.  Come see our vision for the next decade at Arapahoe Basin.  Projects under consideration in the plan include a zipline tour, a surface lift to access Montezuma Bowl, increased snowmaking reservoir storage, and lift served skiing in The Beavers.  I know this generates a thousand questions and I will do my best to answer those questions.  While the full written plan is not complete, we will share highlights of the plan at the Open House.  There are some fun and exciting pieces to the plan and I look forward to sharing them with you.  Please attend.  Thanks.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where are The Beavers?

Anonymous said...

In your pants

Anonymous said...

If you're going to put another life in Zuma bowl, make it a real lift not a T-bar.

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

To clarify, the proposed surface lift is about 300' long and goes from the top of Lenawee Lift to the breakover in Montezuma Bowl. It is a small lift that eliminates that slog across the flat catwalk on the Summit.

Dave Bittner said...

I'd certain go for a surface list. I am sure that all of the A-Basin employees would also. It is indeed a slog.

Anonymous said...

I hope you publish the details (maybe a video) for the rest of us who read this blog from afar, looking forward to when we can visit in the Winter.

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

The written plan is not yet complete, but as soon as it is, we will post it on the website. Al

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I would prefer having Zuma bowl remain hiking terrain. A T-bar would track it our too fast, earn your turns!

Craig said...

How much of the Beavers are planning to be opened? I am definitely ok with opening the gullies. This will save lives and I never felt comfortable skiing that without avy control anyways.

From a selfish perspective I would like to keep the bowl (W. Woods, and Beaver Bowl) closed. This is one of the best side country in Summit county. North facing, relatively safe, and an easy hike/hitch out.

A little more detail would be very helpful. I will try to make the open house but I do have a conflict.

Thanks

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Hey Craig,

Hope you can make the Open House. I understand not everyone can. The written document is close to being complete. As soon as it is, I will post it on the blog. It does include maps and some very detailed language. It is far too lengthy to replicate in the blog. I know you might be anxious to see it. We just need a little more time to get it in a publishable format. If you miss the meeting, but read the document and still have questions, please contact me at any time. Thanks.

Al

Craig said...

Thanks Al.

This kind of open communication with the community is exactly why the Basin is the best!!!

What is the plan with getting back to the base of Pali from the Beavers? To me a surface lift there would be a lot more beneficial then the surface lift at the top. Maybe a simple rope tow? Or is the plan to leave it as "hike back". The unintended side effect of having it hike back is that it would still thin out the crowds.

Thoughts???

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Hi Craig,

I have been trying to not write too much before the Open House primarily to keep things simple. Once the written plan is complete, I will post it on line and answer all questions.

Alan