Oh yeah. Construction in The 6th Alley Bar and Grill is complete. Opening day will be this Wednesday, December 11. The place is beautiful mixing contemporary design elements with several focus points on A-Basin's rich skiing heritage. Not only is the establishment much bigger, we are really broadening what we serve and offer. You can grab more than just a beverage, you can also get a meal, be it lunch or an early dinner. Monday thru Thursday we will be open until 5:30. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights we will stay open until 6:30. Whatever day you visit, stay a little later and enjoy a signature Chef Rybak dinner before heading home. For specific details about the offerings, check out the link below. I look forward to sharing a laugh and a story with all of you in The New 6th Alley Bar and Grill. Thanks for your patience. I think the wait will be worth it.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Man, today was just a groovy, play in the snow, frozen beards, lots of laughing, great skiing kind of day. Pali Lift is open. People were enjoying the heck out of the terrain over there. Slalom Slope is awesome. Folks were able to enjoy Radical, Powderkeg, Standard, and 13 Cornices. We will continue to see more terrain open and get skied up. The Ski Patrol is very actively managing that terrain, packing it down, preparing it to last for a long, great ski season.
Friday, December 6, 2013
We have two good openings Saturday. The new High Divide Park just below mid-mountain will open first thing in the morning. The Terrain Park crew, DQ, Tyler and Nate, have been working their butts off this week getting the park ready. Park riders will find more room, more features, and a really fun park.
Pali Lift is ready to go first thing in the morning. A mid day spin down Slalom Slope found some great chowder and fun skiing. The place feels extra good when that lift is turning.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
It is time. You may have already heard. Pallavicini Lift will open for the season this Saturday at 8:30. The skiing and riding off the top of the lift is awesome. Today we opened Slalom Slope for a while. Over the coming days look forward to skiing Powderkeg, Radical and, who knows, maybe Standard and 13 Cornices. Other terrain on the Upper Mountain, Norway and the rest of Lenawee Parks are opening and widening. There is a good time to be had. IT IS DEFINITELY TIME.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
What a beautiful day. It is winter. Today we opened Upper Exo for a bit as well as Falcon and Dragon. No promises, but tomorrow we may see a little Slalom Slope action with access from the Cornice Run. Don't forget your puffy.
Very Nice. We reported 6" new today. About 5" fell during the day yesterday. Snowfall stopped just after dark and then started up again about 4 AM and is still going strong. We are expecting several more inches today and tonight. So, that makes 12" for the storm and still counting. The outlook is extraordinary.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
OK, 2" new yesterday, 4" new today, about 3" new since report time this morning, snowing heavily now, and a SWEET looking forecast. A quick mountain tour this morning showed lots of good soft snow and a kind wind blowing. It looks like it might be a bit wintry the next few days. With this storm, we just might be able to make a few things happen. This is VERY GOOD. HMMMMM, Pali Lift?
Monday, December 2, 2013
Just a quick FYI, the December 14 "A Night in Bavaria" dinner is sold out. If you are still interested in attending, call the Guest Services Office (888-ARAPAHOE or 970-513-5701) to get on the waiting list. There are usually a few last minute cancellations, so the chance of participating is still reasonably good. The other dinners, particularly the January and February dinners, are filling quickly so don't wait too long to make a reservation.