MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND UPCOMING IMPROVEMENTS

This is the place to find out what's in store in the coming seasons at The Legend. With everything we do at A-Basin, we strive to maintain the same culture and vibe we love about this place while also making the "stuff" of the ski area work better. We're making immediate base area improvements for the 2014-15 season, but we're also working on projects proposed in our long-term Master Development Plan. Use the buttons below to navigate among our different projects, and learn more about how we're working to improve our mountain and your experience.


For information on the projects and process of our MDP, read this document:
Public Notice - Arapahoe Basin Proposed Projects (U.S. Forest Service)

What's New: 2014-15

A-Basin's Kids Center
Construction period: summer 2014 - early 2015

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This summer, the kids are getting a space to call their own: the ski area will construct a new three-story, 7100 square-foot, $2.3 million Kids Center geared toward its younger snowsports students. A-Basin’s Kids Center will be a place for kids in lessons and programs to rent their gear, grab a meal or simply come in from the cold. This is not a daycare facility, but a special place for kids in snowsports to call their own.

The building will also house kids’ ski and snowboard rentals, snowsports lesson check-ins, a kitchen and dining space for snowsports students, a new first aid room, an employee locker room and expanded office spaces for Ski Patrol.

In keeping with A-Basin's commitment to environmental stewardship, the A-Basin Kids Center will be outfitted with solar energy panels, low-flow toilets, and a low-energy lighting system. The décor of the space will be nature-themed in the spirit of its on-mountain ecological education areas like Lynx Lane, Mountain Goat Alley and Moose Hollow. The informational posters and artwork in these spaces teach children about the mountain environments in which they play, and help them to gain an appreciation of how special this place is.

 

 

Master Development Plan (2012)

The map below displays projects under consideration in the 2012 Master Development Plan.

 

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The 2012 Master Development Plan is available to the public. Click here to download the PDF (9MB). Please note: the file is large and may take a moment to download.

August 2012: A-Basin held an open house on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 to share its vision for improvements and changes to the ski area over the next decade. Read press release about event here.

The Beavers Expansion

One of the most notable proposed projects in the Master Development Plan is expansion of lift-served terrain into the Beavers. Over 400 acres of new terrain west of the current ski area boundary would be added to Arapahoe Basin's operating area, including new intermediate terrain, tree skiing, and mitigation and patrol through The Steep Gullies.

May 2014: The USFS is currently preparing a draft Environmental Impact Statement. This document is expected to be finalized in late 2014.

October 2013: On October 3, we hosted a guided hike of the proposed Beavers expansion area. Click here to read the Summit Daily News recap of the hike.