Colorado Ski Area Unveils 34 New Runs and Quad Chairlift

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) in Colorado has unveiled its newest terrain expansion, ‘The Beavers’ which opened earlier this week.

The 468-acre terrain expansion is served by a new quad chairlift serving 34 new runs including two new intermediate groomed runs, open bowls and glade (tree) skiing.

“We’ve been fortunate to have received good snow in October and November. This past week’s storm of an additional 22” has given us the opportunity to put the finishing touches on the new terrain. The conditions are fantastic,” said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin Chief Operating Officer. “We couldn’t be more excited to open this new, lift-served terrain to the public.”

The expansion also includes the extreme terrain of The Steep Gullies (129 acres) for experts only. This terrain will open as soon as conditions permit. The Steep Gullies are some of the most advanced and challenging terrain in Colorado. The terrain is not lift served and all skiers using this terrain will be required to take a 20-30 minute hike back to the bottom of the Pallavicini Lift.