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November 04, 2007

Chi Tribune has Rundown of Ski Area Improvements in the Rockies

The Chicago Tribune has a list of the major Rocky Mountain ski areas and their improvements in today's edition. A sampling:

Locally popular Arapahoe Basin (888-272-7246; ) nearly doubles its size with the addition of Montezuma Bowl, located on the backside of the existing slopes. Its 36 new runs range from intermediate through expert in difficulty and offer terrain featuring groomers, chutes, glades and wide-open bowls...

Down the Interstate at Beaver Creek the new Riverfront Express Gondola connects the ski area to the town of Avon...

New proprietors have taken over at Steamboat. Intrawest, owner of Canada's Whistler Blackcomb, bought the resort from cash-strapped American Skiing, and the purchase has ignited a flurry of development. Mountain additions include new lifts, regraded terrain, additional snowmaking, improved parking and redesigned trail signage. Around the base, real estate projects seem to be sprouting faster than dandelions in a spring meadow...

Read the rest. Big Sky, A-Basin, Brian Head, and Alta all have new improvements that I am going to try to hit this year. I might get to Steamboat, but this winter is pretty packed and it is looking like another year of staying mostly in Brian Head until the condo sells.

Posted by Justin at November 4, 2007 09:02 AM