Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Dead Snag

Dead Snag is the dead tree below the bottom of The Spine on the ridge dividing Pali Main Street from Mouse Trap. Mouse Trap isn't actually on the trail map, but it is what many people would call the right side of Pali Face. Considering it is May 12, Pallavicini is looking pretty darn good.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

4 Inches and Corduroy

The first snow squall of the morning has already come and gone and the sun is back out. There will be a few more squalls during the day. We reported 4 inches of new snow this morning. The cat drivers had a good night creating some fine corduroy. Not bad for May 11.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sunday Funday

Pre-COVID, Sunday afternoons were some of my favorite times at The Basin. After a great day of skiing, we would hook up with family and friends in Marnie's or the 6th Alley for a bite, a beverage and lots of laughs. COVID put a damper on that.

With our new Sunday Funday we are going to bring some of that energy back. Each Sunday for the remainder of the season, we will offer afternoon lift tickets from 2-4 PM for $29. Join us in the 6th Alley for a 15% discount and $5 New Belgium beers. Let's get some of that fun energy rolling again.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

All The Weather Today

We have had all the weather today. Sunshine, wind, snow, graupel and blue skies have made an appearance.  As I look out the window right now, it sunny and snowing at the same time. We are in for more stormy weather the next few days.


Friday, May 7, 2021

Vaccines, Bacon Bloodies and Beer

Sunday, May 16, Arapahoe Basin will be hosting a ski-in, ski-out COVID Vaccine Clinic in Beach Spot #1 down on The Beach. From noon to 4:00 PM, in conjunction with the Summit County Health Department, there will be 200 FREE Johnson and Johnson vaccines available on a first come, first serve basis.

Anyone vaccinated that day at The Basin will receive a FREE Bacon Bloody Mary, Draft Beer or soda from the 6th Alley Bar and Grill.

This week Summit County took a huge step moving to Level Green. Getting our vaccination rate above 70% is one of our last major hurdles. Today, 62% of us have been vaccinated. We strongly encourage all of our guests, employees and community members to be vaccinated. 

Does it get any better than Ski, Vaccination, Apres'?


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Level Green At A-Basin

This has been a long time coming. The COVID metrics for Summit have finally dropped to Level Green. This is by far the biggest step to normalcy that we have taken. There are three key impact areas from this change.

-There are no COVID related capacity restrictions at the ski area.

-Masks are no longer required anywhere outside. If you are going to spend more than 15 minutes with someone closer than 6' who is not in your household, masks are still recommended.

-Mask are still required indoors unless you are seated and eating or drinking.

The last 14 months have tested everyone. I am so proud of the great work our team has done to keep the ski area going. Here are some funs things you can look forward to.

-Skiing and riding will be just like the good old days. There are no restrictions on lift riding and no mask required for skiing or riding.

-You will be able to make a Beach Reservation soon.

-You can hang out on the decks of BML or the 6th Alley with your friends.

Thanks for sticking with us.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Friday, April 30, 2021


There are times that I am not sure if the sky can be any more blue.