Sunday, July 21, 2019

Thinking About Via Ferrata

We are gearing up to start building the Via Ferrata on the East Wall. Tony C and I spent Thursday afternoon out on the East Wall working on some basic logistics of the operation. This will be an extraordinarily fun adventure in an extraordinarily stunning setting. Via Ferratas are quite popular in Europe and a few of them are popping up in the US and Canada. If you are fairly fit, love climbing around and playing in the mountains and seek out rugged, exciting places, this could be for you. We are scheduled to open the Via Ferrata to the public in Summer 2020.

If you are not quite sure what I am talking about, check out the video of  Jackson Hole's Via Ferrata .

Saturday, July 20, 2019


We dodged the afternoon rain and had a fantastic Saturday. Chef Rybak was serving up the Low Country Boil. I had the shrimp and grits and an andouille sausage. Wood and Wire played some awesome Texas bluegrass. I enjoyed a good hike on the Argentine North Fork Trail. The first disc golfers of the season enjoyed the Front Nine. It is hot in Denver and busy in town. Perfect time to visit The Basin.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Front Nine Open

The Front Nine of the Arapahoe Basin Disc Golf course is open for the season. The Back Nine is still a bit wet. Hopefully we get that open soon. With all the gorgeous weather we are having, it is a great time to come up for a stroll and and to toss a few discs. As a reminder, Black Mountain Express is open Saturdays and Sundays. Arapahoe Sports and the 6th Alley Bar and Grill are open Friday thru Monday.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

It Is Summer Time

We are in full blown Summer. Denver is breaking records for high temperatures and  the weather at The Basin is just perfect. The Argentine / North Fork Trail is in fine shape. The Disc Golf Course is almost open (stay tuned for details soon). We have Yoga available Friday and Sunday. Sunday we will be also offering a guided wild flower hike. The chairlift runs Saturday and Sunday. The 6th Alley and Arapahoe Sports will be open Friday thru Monday. Come on up and enjoy the fun.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

North Fork Flowing High

Most people that ski North Fork don't realized that when the snow is gone, North Fork is quite a stream. We are halfway through July and it is still flowing at a very high level. Looking at it today, it is hard to realize we actually ski there in the winter time. Skied in conjunction with TB Glades, North Fork is definitely one of our favorite kid trails. I think it is pretty fun too.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Trail Run #1

Yesterday 31 runners took part in the Arapahoe Basin Trail Run #1. The course started in Mountain Goat Plaza and went up the Argentine North Trail to Black Mountain Lodge. From there they headed down the Summer Road to near the top of the Winter North Fork Trail. There, they turned on to the Lower Argentine North Fork Trail back to Mountain Goat Plaza completing a 3.8 mile course. Many of the runners headed to the 6th Alley to enjoy lunch and a beverage.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

64 Riders and Skiers

I think the experiment worked. 64 riders and skiers showed up to play in the park today. The remaining snow surface was pretty small and a little dirty, but that didn't stop these guys from having some fun. The snow and weather circumstances of this July allowed us to offer a couple extra park weekends. I am not sure we can do this every season, but we will try when the conditions all line up. Thanks to all that joined us.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Some Highway Problems Today

We had a beautiful Summer day up at The Basin. Unfortunately, there were highway closures that kept most people from getting here. The day was mostly a bust. We did have half a dozen intrepid skiers and riders that had the Terrain Park to themselves. Tonight's wedding attendees and participants are gearing up for a fun evening at Black Mountain Lodge..

So, some good news. There will be no highway closures Sunday. I hope a few more people will join us for one more day in the Terrain Park. Summer Trail Run #1 is scheduled to start at 10:00 AM. Yoga Sunday will happen at 11 AM on The Perch. We might see some afternoon showers so get here early.

The Low Country Boil has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 20.

I apologize for inconveniences caused by today's road closures.