Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Uphill Access Open - with exceptions

Starting this afternoon, Uphill Access is open during non-operating hours. As of now, Uphill Access is still closed during ski lift operating hours. Before you go, be sure and get a FREE Uphill Access Pass in Guest Services. Information on Uphill Access can be found on the Terrain Status page of our website.

The picture below has nothing to do with Uphill Access. This is the new picnic deck we built in The Beavers at timberline just east of Loafer. It is a very nice place to enjoy the view and take in a new perspective at The Basin. I took the photo yesterday. We need to shovel the deck.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Beautiful Basin Day

Today was a beautiful Basin sort of day.

First Rando Race

100 people came out this morning in 0 F temperatures to take in the first Rando Race of the season. Spirits were high and climbing speeds were fast.

We are making snow on Sundance right now and that should last for a few days. We did tweak our plan just a tiny bit. We were able to get Sundance open with natural snow, but it needs just a little more "frosting" to keep it going. Molly Hogan is next on the snowmaking agenda. The objective is to have more beginner and teaching terrain available by Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

And A Lift Evacuation Test

In addition to checking on equipment for the Acceptance Test, the Ski Patrol had to display competency evacuating the chairlift. The Patrollers used a variety of ropes, pulleys, harnesses, figure 8's and other equipment to evacuate four people. Yours truly was part of that "select ballast" being lowered from the lift.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Skiing The Upper Mountain

Saturday will be an awesome day to ski the Upper Mountain. Lenawee Lift will be open. Not bad for November 10.

Beautiful November

What a great way to get the ski season rolling.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Lenawee Mountain Lift Opens Saturday

The news you have been waiting for, Lenawee Mountain Lift will open this Saturday. Obviously, Lenawee Face and Dercum's Gulch will be open. There may be a few more surprises to go along with those trails. The snowmaking and grooming process has been going extremely well. There will be loads of fun to be had.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018