Saturday, January 16, 2021

Powder Day?

I think you might be able to call today a powder day. We had an inch of new at report time and a couple more fell just after dawn. After a couple of cold, windy days, today was a treat. I found a lot of fun turns. Today's wind was a good wind. Check out the sunset that the Zuma Cam caught this afternoon.


 

Friday, January 15, 2021

Clouds On The Divide

I always enjoy watching the weather move in and around The Basin. Last Saturday a storm moved across the southern edge of the state and then up along the Front Range. It was snowing east of the Continental Divide and down in Denver. The clouds billowed right to crest-line and even spilled over a little bit onto to our side. There were some very cool images of clouds, snow, blue sky and sun. It was a very dynamic setting with the sky constantly changing.


 

Friday, January 8, 2021

Working Montezuma Bowl

The team is working in Montezuma Bowl. Trevor has been all over the winch cat getting Larkspur and Columbine ready. He has already been to the bottom of the lift with the cat. The Snow Safety Team has been doing loads of avalanche work in MGD and West Zuma. Our current base is 33". We usually open Zuma when the base gets into 40"ish range. 


 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Snowing Heavily

It is snowing heavily this afternoon


 

Saturday, January 2, 2021

New Year's Day

Yesterday was a very beautiful New Year's Day at The Basin. The sun was shining and people were out and about enjoying the skiing and riding. It has been a good holiday week up here. We will keep plugging away at getting more terrain open. There might be a couple little storms moving through this week. We will keep a close eye on them.


 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

5" New


Another beautiful morning at the Basin. Happy Holidays to all.


 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Black Mountain Rime?

Black Mountain had a very cool look to it yesterday. It almost seemed like the high cliffs and rocks were covered in rime ice? The late day sun made it  glisten. It was easy to enjoy the special views while riding the new Pali Chair.


 

Monday, December 21, 2020

The Old Bullwheel

When it came to removing the original Pallavicini Double, we couldn't get rid of everything. We kept the old, top bullwheel. The Lift Maintenance team fabricated some legs and capped the spokes with expanded metal creating a fine deck. With a quick pick from the helicopter, we moved it to the very top of the Pali Knob. The site was already flat because it was the unload area from the Poma Lift that ran up Radical to the the Top of Pali 50+ years ago.

We hope this will be special for the A-Basin Faithful. It is a great vantage to soak in the view. It is spiritual for some. It is a place to to sit and catch your breath or gobble a snack. You can enjoy it winter or summer. It is a magnificent site to enjoy a sunset or a sunrise. It might become a shrine or an altar. It might be a great spot for an afternoon nap. Whatever it becomes, I hope you enjoy it.