What's New: 2014-15
A-Basin's Kids Center
Construction period: summer 2014 - early 2015
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.