Monday, June 6, 2016

Base Area / Partial A-Frame Remodel

Several folks have inquired about what is going on at the North end of the A-Frame. We have several remodeling projects in plan for the base area. We are going to remodel, re-grade and re-pave the base area around the A-Frame and the Guest Services building. We will have better walkways, better ramps, more outdoor seating and better plaza/music viewing for our guests. We are also remodeling and expanding Arapahoe Sports, the store on the North End of the A-Frame. Lastly we are remodeling the two entry doors on the West side of the A-Frame. Enjoy the two elevations of the Arapahoe Sports remodel.

For several years we have been working on a comprehensive plan to make the entire base area look better and function better and generally be a much better place to hang out, eat, enjoy good times with friends and soak in The Basin.



11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice! Clearly you are doing everything you can to fix the major parking and crowd issues we've all become so accustomed to....really though, what are you doing to fix the crowds and parking issues?

Anonymous said...

Scrape that A-frame and build a new one...that thing is an eye sore and should be modernized...we know A-basin has the money...and put some covers on the lifts while you are at it...and when is the Beavers project going to be completed?

Anonymous said...

I like the A-Frame and I like what you have done with it so far. It's nice to see somethings don't just get bulldozed and rebuilt. Keep up the good work. I love A-Basin.

Anonymous said...

How often do you re-grade the parking lot?

Mike Weeda said...

This change seems OK, but all in all, A-Basin doesn't need to change anything. It's great just the way it is!

Anonymous said...

This is exciting! What's the status of the Beavers development project?

Anonymous said...

The two main areas that need major improvements, IMHO, are the parking lot and ancient lifts. Yes, A-frame could bring more revenue, but it's very functional as it is. The parking lot, on the other hand, looks and feels as if it was used for artillery practice and lifts... Well, let's just say they are old, slow and inefficient and not go into details.

Anonymous said...

I TRULY appriciate free parking. Dodging a few low spots is a fair exchange. Thanks for the great season. I love AB.

Alan Henceroth - COO said...

Lots of comments. That is a fair criticism on the parking lot surface. This summer we will be working on the Skier drop off lot and the upper ramp to the Early Riser Lot. The Forest Service is still plugging away on The Beavers proposal. Regarding parking and crowding, we continue to work to have the mountain an uncrowded and excellent ski experience. There are days we have parking issues. On busy weekends, I encourage people to ride the Summit Stage or avoid arriving from about 11 AM to 1 PM.

RaflW said...

I gotta say that I think the lift system at A-basin is mostly spot-on. OK, Norway is old, and so is Pali. There's a plan for that! (Though I wish Norway could stick around. They'll have spare parts when Pali gets replaced!)

Anyway. I think the Basin resisting a fleet of high-speed lifts is part of what makes this place what it is: laid back, with good ski surfaces and minimal slope crowding. The Beavers will make it that much better as we fan out to more terrain.

Relax on the way up, you're gonna get enough vert for the day! :)

Daniel Aragon said...

We don't come to a-basin for the amenities. The whole [ski] culture is about faster, easier, flashier, and more disconnected from actually being in the mountains. The a-frame is part of being home in Colorado. It's not a race to become another "fill in the blank" resort. Don't like it? That's ok, there are other resorts that are happy to triple whip your morning frappe. A-Basin is about skiing super hard with your favorite people.