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.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Low Country Boil, Music and the Mountain

A new event, The Low Country Boil, is happening tomorrow, Saturday, July 13. Chef Rybak and crew will be serving up this Southeastern Coast feast. The menu includes shrimp, andouille sausage, cajun potatoes and buttered corn. Classic rock sounds will come from Yesterday's Tomorrow.

The snow is going fast. The place is greening up and the flowers are starting to show. The Argentine North Fork Trail is open for hiking. It is still a little too wet for bikes. Join us this weekend for a hike, a chairlift ride, some music, delectable treats and fun. Time to get out and enjoy the "other" season at The Basin.

Check out arapahoebasin.com for details.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Planting 300 Trees

Today, staff from Arapahoe Basin and the US Forest Service planted 300  Engelmann Spruce seedlings. Working together, crews from the two organizations planted trees on the cut bank on the uphill side of the Lower Last Chance Parking Lot. While some natural regeneration has occurred, we wanted to see a little bit more. It will be fun to watch these trees grow over the coming years.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Yoga On The Mountain

Yoga On The Mountain is this Thursday, July 11. Participants will walk up the hill to Black Mountain Lodge, work their way through an inspiring yoga session on the deck and enjoy a scrumptious lunch. There is still some snow on portions of the Argentine North Fork Trail. We may call a bit of an audible on how people get up to BML. We will decide that later in the week. Either way, there will be a fine yoga session and meal at mid-mountain. Hope you can join us. Check out the website for more details.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Summer Park

The park was fun. We had a good turnout. The crew had 7-8 features set up. All the guest were smiling and appreciative. I hope riders join us again tomorrow.