According to the Denver Post, the White River National Forest has approved A-Basin's now 4-year proposal for a 338-acre expansion. The expansion will include a new lift, which will service both intermediate and expert terrain, including expert chutes and cliffs in the locally known as the 'Beavers and Steep Gullies'. This will also further allow Arapahoe Basin to better control avalanche risk in this area- which has claimed 6 lives since 1982
The addition will service the Montezuma Bowl (located on the back side of the resort), which results in replacing both the Molly Hogan and Pallavicini lifts, as well as removing the Norway lift in order to install aerial zip lines and a challenge course.
“Lift replacements and grading will improve the quality of experience for skiers and snowboarders. Additionally, the summer aerial activity will reach a wide audience and provide experiences for an increasingly diverse recreating public,” White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams said in a statement.
Arapahoe Basin has not yet released a plan for when this expansion will be completed.