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A-basin Development Plan

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Anyone see this yet?  My apologies if there is already a thread or if this should go somewhere else.

 

http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/master-development/default.aspx

(note: you can download the entire doc from the link above)

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Here is Al's blog (A-basin COO) with a post about it.  You can post comments, questions, feedback there.

http://arapahoebasin.blogspot.com/

 

 

Has anyone skied The Beavers before?  I have not, but it looks goood.  Love me some glades.  Would not be opposed to a lift there, personally.

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The Beavers are some really sketchy/gnarly terrain, maybe the most challenging slackcountry in Summit County. Wicked steep, cliffs, trees and slide prone. Getting the resorts ski patrol involved with opening and safely managing the risks is very wise. There have been several deaths in that area.  


Edited by COBillsFan - 10/24/12 at 10:24am
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^^I agree that is seems like a good idea to get patrol in there. 

 

I also like that it really only adds advanced/expert terrain.  Should work out well for the A-basin customer base.  53% of skiers considered advanced or better.  Not bad!

 

Table 2.2:

Central Rocky Mountain Skier Ability Breakdown

Skier Ability Percent of Skier Market

Beginner 5%

Novice 15%

Low Intermediate 25%

Intermediate 35%

Advanced 15%

Expert 5%

 

 

Table 2.3:

A-Basin Skier Ability Breakdown

Skier Ability Percent of Skier Market

Beginner 2%

Novice 7%

Low Intermediate 18%

Intermediate 20%

Advanced 30%

Expert 23%

post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by champagneforbreakfast View Post

^^I agree that is seems like a good idea to get patrol in there. 

 

On a side note, I think this is the way ski resorts will pitch some of their expansion attempts.

 

If you have people getting killed in areas adjacent to ski resorts, it would be reasonable to allow the resort to expand by taking on avalanche mitigation duties. You’re going to see that with  it A-Basin and the Steep Gullies area, which has taken several lives. Long term, places like Vail (East Vail Chutes), Loveland (Dry Gulch), Steamboat (Fish Creek Canyon) and Alta (Flagstaff Mtn) could attempt to expand using that reasoning. 

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