Arapahoe Basin Aspen/Snowmass Copper Mountain Crested Butte Echo Mountain Monarch Mountain Resorts Steamboat Terrain Winter Park

Resort Improvement Roundup 2008

We’ve seen a lot of new stuff heading towards the mountains this season. Here’s a quick peek at some of the highlights on the slopes:

Arapahoe Basin

  • 300 new parking spots added
  • Tunnel under Hwy 6 to connect parking and the slopes, safely
  • Buses to bring people down from the upper lots
  • Black Mountain lodge with room for 100 diners
  • New, efficient snowmaking at Sundance

Aspen / Snowmass

  • New acres added in Canopy Cruiser
  • New Sheer Bliss quad chairlift, access to 700 challenging acres
  • Gondola Plaza added at Aspen Mountain
  • Olympic-sized superpipe at Buttermilk
  • Two new restaurants added to Snowmass
  • New lodges and housing in the base village at Snowmass
  • Search for hotel deals in Aspen before the season starts

Copper Mountain

  • Woodward training facility with year-round training

Crested Butte

  • Adding new and expanding on expert terrain
  • New features to the terrain park
  • Ski valet, overnight ski, snowboard and boot service
  • Snow Igloos for the kids, Snow Bar for the adults
  • $25 million remodel of Elevation Hotel & Spa
  • Find plenty more hotels in Crested Butte

Echo Mountain

  • Already Denver’s closest ski and snowboard resort
  • Additional tree skiing and riding terrain
  • Three new features in the terrain park
  • More beginner areas including a magic carpet lift

Monarch Mountain

  • Investing over $600,000 for more terrain, better experiences
  • Adding a kids terrain park
  • 200 additional acres in the snowcat area


  • $4 million invested in the 2008-2009 season
  • Downtown access to rentals, tickets, school products
  • Ski rental fleet improvements
  • Improved snowmaking
  • Over 200 free parking spaces added

Winter Park

  • The Village of Winter Park Resort will open: retail, rental, restaurants
  • Open air gondola to transport from free lots to the Village

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