Thursday, August 4, 2016

Final EIS and Draft Record of Decision

Regarding our proposal to add The Beavers and The Steep Gullies to the ski area, replace Molly Hogan and Pallavicini Lifts, add a rope tow for easier Zuma access and add a couple of year round activities, The Forest Service has released its Final Environmental Impact Statement and its Draft Record of Decision. The draft decision is supportive of our proposal. There are still a few steps to go in this process and we are expecting a Final Record of Decision perhaps as soon as November. You can review both of the documents at the link below.



10 comments:

Joshua Gilbert said...

That's great news. You guys seem to be good stewards of the environment, so expansion should not be a problem. Best of luck!

Mike Weeda said...

Yes!

Eric Fr√łyd said...

I'm pretty happy about the expansion, but I was blown away at how many Summit County folks on Facebook came down hard on A-Bay for this improvement plan. Mainly these people were complaining that there weren't enough parking spaces for core riders and skiers as the drunks and party people were hogging all of the room. Well, wouldn't the expansion of services and boundaries make sense if over-crowding were the case?

There's no pleasing some people. I'm stoked, tho. I'm all for this and can't wait to see it manifest.

Mike said...

Yay bring on the Beavers!

lawdog10 said...

When is the next public forum to oppose this plan? It's unfortunate that in spite of strong growth in the past few years, A-Basin sees the need to take BC terrain from the skiers who appreciate it the most.

Anonymous said...

Groovy. Can't wait.

Ryan said...

An excellent, well planned, and well reviewed expansion plan. The Final EIS and Draft Record of Decision (DROD) show the kind of careful care and attention to detail that I have come to expect from Arapahoe Basin, and unlike the Peak 6 expansion over at Breckenridge, show none of the "funny business" in adjusting Arapahoe Basin's special use permit boundary (SUP) to make way for the expansion the way that Breckenridge's was to make way for the Peak 6 expansion a few years ago. This will be an excellent expansion to Arapahoe Basin and since it formally pushes the operation boundary right to the cusp or edge of the original 1946 SUP boundary, may be the last of its kind for many years at A-Basin, if not ever. Let's enjoy this expansion for what it truly is, a snow safety concern and an expansion of what makes this beautiful place so unique.

To Alan, Peggy, and the rest of the upper management team at A-Basin, keep doing what you're doing. Can't wait until opening day and a good cold bear and a few turns on the white ribbon in October!

Greg Nixon said...

Congratulations. Can't wait to ski the new areas in the future.

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Anonymous said...

when will it be open??