Tuesday, August 22, 2017

2016 Sustainability Report

Attached is the link to our 2016 Sustainability Report. The report outlines our environmental policies, shares our tracking of the resources we use, lists our goals and initiatives, and highlights recent energy savings projects. I am particularly excited to see a trending decline in electricity consumption. With heating controls and more solar panels scheduled for installation this summer, I anticipate that usage to further decline.

Whether you are a passionate environmentalist, a numbers geek or simply an A-Basin fanatic, I strongly encourage you to review the report and check out what we are up to.

Monday, August 21, 2017

New Mugs

The Food and Beverage team is finalizing the design for next  season's Mug Club. It won't be long until the new mugs are on site. There just might be a beaver on that mug. That means it is time to swing in and pick up last season's mug. Please try and get yours by Labor Day. Thanks.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Local Brew Fest

We are just winding down our first Summer Local Brew Fest. Oakhurst delivered a great show on the stage. Upslope, Crooked Stave, Great Divide, Odell and Outer Ranger Brewing Companies provided the beverages.  A good time was had by all listening to music, eating and drinking, riding Black Mountain Express, hiking, playing disc golfing and hanging out in the mountains.

A Summer event at The Basin won't be like 4th of July in Frisco or Oktoberfest in Breckenridge. Those are great events, but a Summer A-Basin event will be a much lower keyed affair in a much mellower place. If that appeals to you, consider visiting us in the Summer.

Hope you can join us Monday to watch the eclipse.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

New Trail Map

The new trail map is here !!! The new trail map is here !!! The new trail map is here !!! We have some beautiful, new artwork that includes The Beavers and The Steep Gullies. This map also includes the new trail names. We chose these names for a variety of reasons. A couple of the more commons names, Marmot and Ptarmigan, were chosen because those two specific areas are crawling with marmots and ptarmigan. Some of the trail names like Beaver Bowl, The Steep Gullies and Christmas Trees are nomenclature that has been used to describe these same areas for years. Other names, like Loafer, Davis, Bailey Brothers and Alex, have significant historical meaning for The Basin. In the coming weeks and months, I will share specific details about what some of these names mean.

The map can be found at the link below. This map is very specifically for the 2017/18 season and does not include the chairlift that will be installed for the 2018/19 season. For the 2017/18 season, all the areas in The Beavers and Steep Gullies require a hike at the end of the ski.

Trail Map

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Just A Little White

It wasn't very much. It didn't last very long. It has already melted. It is not unusual in August, but this morning we were greeted with just a little bit of white stuff high on the East Wall.

Don't panic. Summer isn't over. We have a couple of great events in the next week, the "Local Brewfest" Saturday and an "Eclipse Party" Monday. These little, late Summer weather events remind us to savor these warm days and realize.................it won't be long.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Solar Eclipse At The Basin - FREE CHAIRLIFT RIDES

The solar eclipse is coming soon, Monday, August 21. Sounds like there are going to be some crazy, fun, busy times up in central Wyoming where there will be a total solar eclipse. At The Basin we will experience a partial eclipse with 92% of the sun covered at about 11:45 AM.

If you are not heading to Wyoming, you should grab your eclipse glasses and head to The Basin. You can hang in the base area, wander up the hill, take a free chairlift ride, hike down the Argentine North Fork trail to the base area or head to The Summit. Somewhere in there you can grab a bite and a beer at The 6th Alley.

And yes, we are offering FREE CHAIRLIFT RIDES for the eclipse from 9:30 to 2:30 on Monday, August 21.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

PHQ Progress

We have made some progress with the Patrol Headquarters remodel. The foundation is complete and back-filled. The slabs are poured. This week the framing begins.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Bald Spot

The Bald Spot is a unique zone in our Beavers Project. The terrain is very comparable to the Lower Alleys in terms of pitch, size and vertical drop. It is located about 500 feet W-NW of the bottom terminal of the proposed Beavers Lift. With an approximately 250 vertical foot drop, most of the terrain is located at an elevation below the bottom of The Beavers Lift. It will have its own designated access gate(s) and when finished skiing these great little steeps, one will have to hike up to either the bottom of The Beavers Lift or traverse East and hike to Pallavicini Lift.

Another really sweet nugget.