Friday, April 3, 2020

New Name For Pali Lift

Kudos to Unofficial Networks for their brilliant, investigative reporting on the new name for Pallavicini Lift. If, by chance, you didn't realize this was an April Fool's joke, I think you owe me a beverage in the 6th Alley when it reopens. Thanks Unofficial Networks. I love it.

New Name For Pali Lift

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Snowmobile Tour

I did get out and about on the hill today, taking a little snowmobile tour. It was a bit blustery, but the views were exceptional. The snow is deep and the place looks great. Being on the summit warmed my soul. I have actually only been on the hill twice since the shut down. I have been busy doing other things and today reminded me how I (and I know most of you) enjoy getting out and about. We still have a ways to go working through this pandemic. Hang in there everyone.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Pali-Prof View

Here is a photo I took a while back. I think it is a pretty cool view of the Top O' Pali and the Professor. It is from a perspective that I have not seen photographed very often. I thought some of you might enjoy a different vantage point.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A Christmas Eve Ring Story

A couple of our instructors, Liz and Craig, were enjoying Christmas Eve at The Basin. Skiing their go-to run, Alex, Craig stopped, took off his glove and shook the snow out of it. Later in the day, while riding Lenawee Lift, Craig realized his wedding ring was missing. Over the next several days, they visited Alex with no luck finding the ring. It snowed more. Finally, they returned December 29 with a metal detector. After numerous false hopes, they finally had a positive beep. Scratching through the snow an inch at a time, they, miraculously found the ring. That is a "one in a million" kind of story. Wow.

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Hairpin

Sometimes I just have to drive up to the hairpin and check out The Basin.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Two Year Old Beavers Photo

I stumbled on this photo this afternoon. A little interesting. It is from two winters ago, after Loafer, Davis and the lift line were cut, but before the lift was installed. On the left is looking up the Beavers lift line and on the right is looking up Loafer.

Friday, March 27, 2020


A number of our people in HR, Accounting and Marketing are able to work at home. With the Governor's most recent Executive Order, we are pretty limited with what we can do at The Basin. Our activities are the basics of what it takes to protect and maintain our assets. We are keeping our utilities up and running. We are doing some basic snow removal. We are doing some lift work and taking care of our equipment.

As it snows, we are doing some grooming. We are still going to give re-opening our very best shot and we want the snow to be in good shape when we do. The cats are not out everyday, but when it snows, the drivers and operators are trying to cover as much ground as possible.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Good News At The Top Of Pali

I have some very fun news from the Friday night before we shut down. A-Basin regulars Quinn, Matt and Billy went for a sunset skin to the top of Pali. With Billy functioning as an Officiant and Master of Ceremonies, Matt, along with two cans of Vermont beer and a ring, proposed to Quinn and she accepted. With their A-Basin logo wear and uphill passes prominently displayed, the event was a beautiful affair. Congratulations. 

I am sure Billy looked good too.

You may recognize and Matt and Quinn from the Taos post last month.