As you might imagine, there’s a bit of red tape you have to get through before you build a new chairlift that will extend all the way to Dean Street at the base of Aspen Mountain. If plans get past the ballot for city voters this November, approvals will still be needed from appointed and elected boards and a variance from the state’s tramway board.
The proposed lift will accommodate two lodge properties slated to be built next to it and would be located on Dean Street directly in front of the historic Lift One bullwheel, which cranked the longest chairlift in the world when it was fired up in 1946.
With untold millions to be made or lost by the construction of the new Lift 1A, you can bet your ass this project will be publicly scrutinized and complicated to carry out bureaucratically speaking.
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