The White River National Forest has accepted Arapahoe Basin's 2012 Master Development Plan (MDP). The plan, in its entirety, can be viewed on our website at the link below. The new plan consolidates information from previous plans and introduces new proposed projects including a zipline tour, a surface lift to access Montezuma Bowl, increased snowmaking reservoir storage, and lift served skiing in The Beavers.
Please remember that acceptance of the MDP does NOT approve any of these projects. Quoting myself, "Acceptance simply means we have a pretty good plan that appears consistent with the appropriate rules, regulations, laws, and policies." In the coming months we will initiate the environmental analysis and approval process. That process includes completion of an Environmental Impact Statement. A-Basin stakeholders will have the opportunity to review the proposal and be a part of the public process.
I encourage you to read the entire document. It is long and loaded with information. Just reading bits and pieces will not give you the full picture. Like always, I want to hear from those people affected by the plan. Please share your thoughts and ideas I want to hear all your comments, the good, the bad, and the ugly.