The new Pallavicini lift at Arapahoe Basin. Photo Credit: Ian Zinner.

The new Pallavicini lift at Arapahoe Basin. Photo Credit: Ian Zinner.

According to the most recent update posted on Twitter by Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, multiple lifts at the destination have been shut down on Tuesday due to strong winds.

As of 10:50 AM, Zuma lift and Pali lift were both put on a wind hold. The Beavers lift was also put on wind hold at 9:15 AM. According to the resort website, all three lifts remain on hold as of 11:36 AM. All three of these lifts access some of the highest terrain at the ski area, with Zuma Lift and Beavers Lift dropping skiers at the top of the mountain and Pali Lift, also called Pallavicini Lift, dropping skiers just above treeline.

UPDATE: Lenawee Lift joined those on wind hold until about 2:35 PM. Pali lift reopened late in the day and stayed open later than normal – until about 3:45.

According to, wind speeds in the area are forecasted to be above 20 miles per hour throughout the rest of the afternoon, though stronger gusts are likely present, along with higher wind speeds at higher elevations.

Check for updates on the official resort website or on the resort's Twitter page.

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