Sunday, September 15, 2019

A-Basin Guitar Tattoo

I saw all kinds of cool things at Oktoberfest including this A-Basin, reflection in a lake, guitar tattoo. Pretty cool.

Saturday, September 14, 2019


We scored. The day was perfect. The food was great. The Austrian Guys were awesome. A gorgeous day in the mountain, high spirits and German beer, food and music............. you can't go wrong. The day was a treat.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Wildlife Safe Passages

Louis and I went on a very interesting field trip today up on Vail Pass. It was led by a consortium of people known as Summit County Safe Passages. Staff from USFS, CDOT, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, A-Basin, Summit County, Eagle County, Denver Zoo and Rocky Mountain Wild attended. The group's mission is "Making Summit County Roads Safer for Wildlife and People."

Much like was done to Highway 9 north of Silverthorne, this group is looking for ways, like wildlife underpasses and overpasses, to reduce vehicle/wildlife collisions and improve wildlife habitat and connectivity. Both sides of the I-70 are rich with just about every kind of wildlife (elk, deer, moose, mountain lions, black bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, etc.) found in the Colorado mountains. 

The project is currently in its early design phase. It will likely take several years to fully complete the design, secure the funding and build the structures. Locally, we will be hearing more and more about Safe Passages in the coming weeks, months and years. 

To learn more about the organization and to learn how to help and support Summit County Safe Passages go to:

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A Touch of Snow - Reminder

We had another touch of snow last night. These late August and September dustings remind us winter is around the corner. It is just about mid-September and we will be open in October. The snow guns are on the hill. We need to button up those Summer projects and keep our eyes on the thermometer.

We will be closing out the Summer with Oktoberfest this Saturday, September 14. Join us for the day with Those Austrian Guys, FREE Chairlift Rides, Knockwurst, Schnitzel, German beer and more. Find details on the website.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Less Than A Mile From The Basin

Today was a beautiful late Summer / Early Fall kind of day. We went for a nice hike wandering around the back side of the East Wall. Ideal weather, stunning scenery, 14,000' peaks all just over the ridge from The Basin.


Saturday, September 7, 2019

Miami Beach

A very fun line that you won't find on a trail map.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Snowmaking Reservoir

The snowmaking reservoir is full !!!