To Be Determined... TBD
Alterra buys Abasin.
Highly doubtful that The Denver based Vail Pass Nose Ringers that still hang out and litter the beach with garbage will ever be able to shred with the "Epic Pass --> Epic Traffic" Pass.
Sorry Vail Pass
Everyone: Buy an ABasin Pass (IKON Pass) .. and TIP YOUR BARTENDER.. especially Bartender John
Hey Alterra: Bring back CARDBOARD DERBY + GD Friday
The Special Place:
Arapahoe Basin was saved from the jaws of the newly born devil called VRI back in the late 1990's.
Summit County locals gathered at Silverthorne town hall and banded together to fight Vail Resorts.
The new corporation wanted to build condos at ABasin and turn it into Disneyland. THE LOCALS NEEDED TO SAVE ABASIN!
Defeated by the masses; Locals Vote Against the Condos and teardown of the lodge! The wool suited representatives from VRI retreated in defeat, and returned back to Wall Street, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
For better or for worse, the current era began.
Over the years, ABasin evolved and did kiss and dance, plus possibly a little bit more with the devil... partnering on a pass agreement with VRI for several years.
The invaders from the east invaded the hill.
The Cardboard Derby Ended
The VRI passholders were guilty of littering, slashing the place up. Sad.
Thank goodness for common sense and the decision to kick Vail in the nuts! and take ABasin OFF the Vail pass.
ENDANGERED, PROTECTED, AND REBORN !
VIVA AL! SO HAPPY YOU KICKED VRI OFF THE PASS!
Despite changes, one can still identify remnants of nasty Vail fluids (and people) evident from the multi year dance.
CALL IT VAIL AFTERBIRTH SLIME
Like any reborn, this nastiness needs to be wiped off.
ABasin is doing a great job of cleaning up! Keep it real, keep it cool ABasin!
Everyone: Buy an ABasin Pass .. and TIP YOUR BARTENDER
Hey Vail Pass Gapers.. it's NOT ABay .... Go to Fricking Keystone!
Nothing beats an A Basin view.
View of the "Lost Mountains" of Colorado in background
Pictured from the top of 'Zuma bowl..
Nothing like a fresh, new bowl
Photo credit: Deacon Elderman Jerry
"Lost Mountain" credit: Topher