Colorado Resort Improvements
Updates courtesy of Skinet.com
- More Snowmaking: Snowmaking capabilities have been improved in the resort's Sundance area, which will allow for more beginner skiing. A-Basin uses an airless system that uses 20% less electricity than a traditional snowmaking system.
- Black Mountain Lodge Expansion: A new 1,700 square foot deck, constructed from recycled materials, was added to the Black Mountain Lodge, adding seating for an additional 100 people.
- More Parking: 300 additional parking spaces were added on the other side of Highway 6. The new lot is connected to the resort via a pedestrian tunnel. Shuttles will also be available to take guests from the upper lots to the base area.
Arapahoe Basin website
- New Terrain: 18 acres of new terrain, called Canopy Cruiser, have been added in the Deep Temerity area of the mountain.
Aspen Highlands website
- Improved Gondola Plaza: A new and improved single-level gondola plaza featuring new steps - and less of them - will make loading the gondola easier this season.
Aspen Mountain website
- Snowmaking Upgrades: New, automated snowmaking will be added to key areas and energy efficient towers will be installed to reduce the amount of compressed air needed for operation. The work is part of a five-year snowmaking automation and upgrade plan that began last year.
Beaver Creek Resort website
Breckenridge Ski Resort
- New Base Area: A new base area, Peak 7, a base area featuring high-end lodging at Crystal Peak Lodge, a new ski school, ticket sales and ski rentals, a new restaurant named Sevens, and a new connection between the town and mountain via the BreckConnect gondola.
- New Superpipe: Home to ESPN's Winter X-Games through 2010, Buttermilk will debut a new 500 foot long Superpipe with 22 ft. walls (as measured from the center of the pipe to the deck).
- New Freestyle Training Facility: The legendary Camp Woodward is debuting a new indoor freestyle training facility to be called Woodward at Copper this season. The 19,000 square foot facility, a.k.a. The Barn, will give freestyle skiers and riders access to foam pits, trampolines, resipads, and a few other surprises. After they feel comfortable with new tricks indoors, the kids (young and old) can head outside to throw down in one of Copper's five terrain parks.
- New Construction: Copper recently received approval to move forward with the next stage of its Village and Base Area development. Included in the re-zoning application are 590 units of residential and hotel density, employee and affordable housing, improved parking, transportation and pedestrian flow, perpetual funding for community programs, wetlands and open space creation and construction of a recreation path throughout the resort base area.
Copper Mountain website