Friday, November 15, 2019

Uphill Access Opens Friday

Uphill Access opens today, Friday, during non-lift operating hours. For now, Uphill Access will be closed during the hours when chairlifts are operating.

Remember, all uphill users are required to get an Uphill Access Pass. Passes are free for A-Basin Pass holders and cost $30 for all others. Please wear that groovy, reflective orange arm band pass holding device.

On the hill you will encounter equipment, vehicles, closures, bamboo, roughed up snow and other natural and man made obstacles. This time of year with snowmaking and grooming going on, be extra careful. Use a headlamp and ski slowly downhill.

That said, have some fun and get out there and get some exercise.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Ideal Snowmaking Conditions

We have seen ideal snowmaking conditions. The evenings have been cold. Most day time temperatures have remained cool enough to keep the fan guns spinning through the daylight hours. Sundance was skiing very nicely today. The snowmakers kept things going and Sundance had a continually refreshing, soft snow surface.

Please Slide Into The Weekend Friday afternoon with $20 Lift tickets and $5 beer and apps after 2 PM.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sundance Opens Thursday

The Snowmakers and Cat Drivers have been busy on Sundance. .....And they have been doing high quality work. I took two passes there this morning. Very nice and smooth skiing. The staff has just a little bit more work to do this evening. Despite blowing some nice frosting on the trail during the day tomorrow, Sundance will open Thursday morning. After this, the crew heads to Lower Wrangler and after that, back to the Upper Mountain.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CAIC Benefit Bash - November 23

It is time for Summit County's premier social event of the season, the CAIC Benefit Bash. It is a great chance to catch up with old friends, listen to some fine music, win raffle prizes, buy silent auction items, have tons of fun and all of it benefits the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. CAIC does so much to make our mountain lifestyle possible. They can only do their job with support from people like us. Purchase tickets at the link below. Don't miss it.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sun Cresting The Wall

We have had another beautiful morning. I was at mid-mountain just as the sun crested the East Wall. The snow continues to ski very well. The Molly Hogan chairlift and the Snowsports School are open for business. I took another lap down Sundance. The snowmakers had good success there last night. I suspect that over the next few nights that trail will really come together.

Friday, November 8, 2019

The Old Gang

Good to see some of the Old Gang, CJ and Pup, making some turns at The Basin this morning.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Via Ferrata Training

Looking to Summer again for just a moment, our Via Ferrata is being built by a company named Adventure Partners. They have built courses for Jackson Hole, WY, Royal Gorge CO and Amangiri, UT. Patrollers Darcy Kimball and Paul Schmidt just spent a few days at Amagiri taking part in an Adventure Partners Via Ferrata operations and rescue training program. As the pictures indicate, this is an exciting activity in a stunning setting. I look forward to our project being completed next Summer. I think participants will get to enjoy an entirely new, thrilling and dramatic A-Basin experience.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Next Up - Molly Hogan and Sundance

Last night the snowmakers fired up the first fan gun on Molly Hogan. We will be very focused there and Sundance for the next week. We'd like to see some easier teaching terrain open and we'd like to expand our Snowsports School offerings. If we are lucky, we might even have Molly Hogan Chairlift open for the weekend.