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post #1 of 13
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We purchased the Vail Resorts pass this year, and are looking forward to the new expansion at A-Basin into Montezuma Bowl

We've largely written-off Keystone and Breck due to their thick crowds, while saving Vail/Beaver Creek for overnighters (only 10 days there).

On a regular basis, then, the focus falls upon A-Basin, with the upcoming 400-acre expansion into Montezuma Bowl.

Does anyone know how this expansion is proceeding, and if it will be ready for 07/08 season opening?
post #2 of 13
I am anxious to hear about this progress as well.
Someone has to know how its going:
post #3 of 13
There's a page on a-basin's site that says:
"Lift construction has begun, the bowl is scheduled to open during the 2007-2008 ski season."

http://www.arapahoebasin.com/?page=s...dcc80b6dfdbf1a
post #4 of 13
My buddy is on the crew installing the new lift. The forest service didn't let them start work until today but the lift will be completed by next season for sure. I'll post an update in a few months.
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My buddy is on the crew installing the new lift. The forest service didn't let them start work until today but the lift will be completed by next season for sure. I'll post an update in a few months.
Ahhh...finally, an "insider".

We look forward to your updates, agent Ninja.

Hopefully, the new lift will be ready when snow flies.

Until we learn how to bypass the crowds at Breck and Keystone (if that's possible), A-Basin is our hope for decent skiing. A doubling of acreage at this legendary haunt is worthy of anticipation.
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Until we learn how to bypass the crowds at Breck and Keystone (if that's possible), ...
It's very possible. Just don't go on weekends or holidays. Easy! April is uncrowded, too.

The only times I've been to Keystone in the past few years have been weekdays in Jan and Feb, and it's empty. Keystone is pretty fun when empty, too, because there are some great groomers (wide and rolling), and you can really bomb 'em.
post #7 of 13
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My buddy is on the crew installing the new lift. The forest service didn't let them start work until today but the lift will be completed by next season for sure. I'll post an update in a few months.
Welcome to EpicSki Tele_ninja!
Maybe I'll see you out there
post #8 of 13
A-basin here I come. The only problem I have had with A-basin in the past was it's size. After sking there for around 26 year it got a little old. Now, fresh new runs.. See ya on the slopes..
post #9 of 13
I bet there are bunch of people that are not happy abouta lift going in where prime powder/corn could be found...if you were willing to work for it.
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Until we learn how to bypass the crowds at Breck and Keystone (if that's possible), A-Basin is our hope for decent skiing. A doubling of acreage at this legendary haunt is worthy of anticipation.
The crowds at Keystone aren't as bad as they seem. Just head back to the Outback and North Peak and you'll be fine. Granted, the longest I've waited in line all year was at Keystone's Outback lift, but that was ~5-6 minutes on a powder day.
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The crowds at Keystone aren't as bad as they seem. Just head back to the Outback and North Peak and you'll be fine. Granted, the longest I've waited in line all year was at Keystone's Outback lift, but that was ~5-6 minutes on a powder day.
Yes, you should go to Keystone. They have the best powder and shortest lift lines.
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My buddy is on the crew installing the new lift. The forest service didn't let them start work until today but the lift will be completed by next season for sure. I'll post an update in a few months.
That is definately not true. See Leitner-Poma's photo gallery at http://www.leitner-poma.com/ for photos.
post #13 of 13
They were doing work in the winter but the forest service didn't let them do any work in the spring because of erosion concerns.
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