The company that offers the Ikon Pass, Alterra Mountain Company, will be purchasing a popular Colorado ski area according to Dream Unlimited Corp has been the owner of Arapahoe Basin Ski Area for 27 years.

While Arapahoe Basin Ski Area has been a part of the Ikon Pass for the past three years, the ski area has remained an independent area for skiers and snowboarders.

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Arapahoe Basin posted the news on Instagram on February 5, 2024, with six photos.

Alterra Mountain Company has signed a contract to purchase Arapahoe Basin. The closing of the deal is expected to occur later this year. Until the closing, all of us at The Basin still work for Dream and our primary objective is to deliver the same incredible Basin experiences that you have come to expect. Alterra has asked me to continue my role at The Basin and I have said yes.

Was part of the release from Al's Blog via Arapahoe Basin's Instagram post.

Arapahoe Basin was founded in 1946 by Larry Jump, a Colorado Ski Hall of Famer and has been hailed as one of Colorado's most original and dramatic ski resorts. Arapahoe Basin was sold in 1972 to Joe Jankowsky. The ski area was then sold again in 1978 to Ralston Purina. Yes, that Purina. The dog food brand. In 1997, the current owner of Arapahoe Basin, Dundee Realty, purchased the ski area from a spinoff of Vail Resorts.

See the full release of Arapahoe Basin being sold to Alterra Mountain Company via Instagram below:

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