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Arapahoe Basin Adds New Lift (27-Sep-10)

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado, September 27, 2010 - Colorado's A Basin

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Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin (A Basin) is one of the world’s highest ski areas, commonly open from October to July.

During the summer, A-Basin Ski Area began construction on Black Mountain Express, a new detachable quad chairlift that is scheduled to be up and running for the 2010-11 ski season, which could start within the next month there.

The new $4 million lift will replace the Exhibition fixed grip triple chair located in the base area which was installed in 1978. Black Mountain Express will have a capacity of 2,000 people per hour, a length of 2,877 feet and have a vertical rise of 719 feet. The ride time will be just under three minutes, half the time of the current lift ride from base area to mid-mountain.

The top terminal of the new lift will be slightly realigned uphill and to the west away from Black Mountain Lodge. The lower terminal will remain in the same location.

Lift manufacturer Leitner-Poma, which has a base in Colorado, is contracted for the project. The new detachable lift will enable beginner and intermediate guests to load and unload more easily, resulting in fewer stops and starts on the ride to mid-mountain.

 

 
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