The Top Dogs of Summit County Ski Resorts give us an Update
Summit County is a gorgeous and, let’s be honest, adventurous place to be. The resorts open on new mountains, build new ski lifts, construct condominium buildings, and give us more and more to do every year. This year is no different, and the top execs have an annual COO breakfast at one of the resorts and hold a press conference of sorts. Here are the updates we are expecting for this year!
Arapahoe Basin is set to open up their new Black Mountain Express chair lift, as well as more developments on the Black Mountain Lodge. Arapahoe Basin had a strong season last year (thanks to April and May snow) and with the new chair lift and renovated areas, Arapahoe Basin is looking like a great for the 2010-2011 ski season.
The management of Keystone (and Vail Resorts) has switched around recently. Keystone has developed their Dercum Mountain slopes to help skier flow. There is talk about opening new ski lifts in East Keystone and also new lifts on top of the mountain, where the snow cat tours take place. Keystone is developing and new areas may become new hot spots and open up more ski in/ ski out opportunities.
Last year the Peak-6 lift was said to be in development and this meeting will discuss the goal further. There are also new lodging areas and more development in the town. Breckenridge remains steady as a rock.
Copper Mountain has just been bought by Utah-based Powdr Corp. and while they haven’t made any huge changes yet, that may all change. Powdr Corp has a reputation for focusing on skiing rather than real estate, but Copper Mountain is prime for some new lodges and condos, we’ll have to see.
Needless to say, there is a lot going on in Summit County with the five ski resorts (Loveland wasn’t mentioned). There will be a lot to look forward to this year and it’ll be nice to get the updates sooner rather than later!