Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Disc Golf

Enjoyed a mellow day off up at The Basin. Kay and I and a few friends played 9 holes on the Disc Golf Course. The wild flowers were in peak form. Playing with the discs and baskets is definitely fun, but also just wandering in the woods with your friends is a really great way to spend a few hours. We topped it off with lunch and a cold beverage on the 6th Alley deck.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fun Saturdays

Everyone was having fun at The Basin today.

Friday, July 21, 2017

New Snowfences

Most ski areas that have much terrain above timberline use snowfences to capture and manage snow. We deploy a lot of snowfences at A-Basin. From the top of our Upper Mountain Lifts, Pallavicini, Norway, Lenawee Mountain and Zuma, numerous snowfences exist to capture snow. In these high places, there is no shortage of snow but, sometimes the wind likes to deposit the snow in places difference from where we like to deposit snow. Fences slow down the wind and snow a bit and the snow falls to the ground on the down-wind side of the fence. A well placed fence literally catches tons and tons of snow.

So far this summer we have already built hundreds of feet of fences in some of the highest places in The Beavers. These fences will deposit snow on some of the more wind swept areas and the snowcats will connect the dots (snow piles) creating ski trails that lead  to areas of heavy wind deposited snow. We have used this same strategy to make great ski trails out of Columbine, Larkspur, Lenawee Face, Norway and Grizzly Road. The fences are extraordinary tools.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Beavers Hike and Events

I went for a beautiful hike out in The Beavers this morning. Flowers were blooming and the sky was blue. Great walk. Four deer spent some time checking me out.

The next couple of days we have some fun events going on.

Tomorrow, July 21, we start Yoga Fridays. Come and enjoy yoga on The Perch from 11 - Noon and follow that up with a discounted lunch in The 6th Alley. Register on our website or show up a little early and register in Guest Services.

Saturday from 11 - 3, our Summer Event Series continues. Join us for some Nashville Southern Rock with The Cordovas at the Mountain Goat Plaza. Free Concert. Free Chairlift Rides. Free Hiking. Free Disc Golf. Free Summit Stage Service.

Top that off with some goodies from the Taco Truck or The 6th Alley Bar and Grill.

Did I mention Free Concert and Chairlift Rides?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Local Jam Band Day

Join us this Saturday for our first Saturday event of the summer season.   Local Jam Band Day will kick off at 10 a.m.  We have a great line up which includes local favorites; Hobo Village, Old Herman, Strung High String Band, John Truscelli, and High Five.  The day will end with a jam session - all the bands will get together and play some fun tunes together.  We will have the Taco Truck and the 6th Alley open for food and drinks.  I hope to see you up here enjoying local music, food and a beverage.

We also have FREE chairlift rides from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Summit Stage will be running this Saturday from Keystone starting at 10:00 a.m.  

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Arapahoe Basin Disc Golf

The new disc golf baskets are installed for the summer.  We have nine holes now.  The course runs up to just about North Fork Trail and then works its way back down the mountain.  Come up and play our new course. The best part of disc golf is hanging out with friends and wandering around the woods.

We are holding our first disc golf tournament on August 5th.  Get some practice rounds in and remember The 6th Alley Bar and Grill is open Friday through Monday from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M..  Top off your round with some tasty food and a beverage.


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Argentine North Fork Trail

The Argentine North Trail is open for the season. Hikers and bikers are welcome. Please be extra careful if the trail is wet. Bikers should walk their bikes through wet areas. The flowers are blooming and the creeks are running. The deer are working their way back up valley and one of our employees saw a bear the other day. Enjoy your walk or ride.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Open for Summer

We are officially open for Summer.   The 6th Alley Bar and Grill and Arapahoe Sports will be open Friday - Monday, June 30th - September 17 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m..   The menu has new items that you will not want to miss.  I hope to see you up here this summer.