Saturday, October 23, 2010

Monday is Opening Day

Finally, it is here. We will be opening for the 2010-11 Season Monday, October 25. We had a better than expected night snowmaking. I also just brushed 7" of snow off the new snow stake. Tim, Mark, and I just walked the trail. Looking good. We look forward to good snowmaking Saturday and Sunday nights. The cats will be all over the trail Sunday getting it ready. October sure seemed to drag on with all that miserable and beautiful weather, but winter is roaring at Arapahoe Basin right now. With good streamflows, a nearly full reservoir, and a cold forecast, I expect we will be expanding terrain rapidly.

My friends over at Loveland have also been cranking away. They are going to open tomorrow, Sunday. My hat is off to them. I encourage you to loosen up and make a few turns at Loveland on Sunday and be ready to rip it up at The Basin on Monday. Thanks for all your patience. Let the fun begin.





























































16 comments:

Anonymous said...

yee haa

John P said...

Let the good times roll.

Anonymous said...

I don't normally suggest this, but I think you need a twitter account.

Sean said...

yes!!!!! i cannot wait for this season to begin :D

Anonymous said...

Its datz whoop whoop, you know what im sayin', its dem whistle tips....datz only in the mornin.

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I miss Octobers in CO so much and the annual race to be first. Worked base crew at the Basin in 1980. Anyone know of an alumni club? Maybe on the evil FB? Searched but couldn't find anything.

skibum4ever said...

Here's hoping for continued snow and cold temps so more terrain can open at the Basin and also at the other Summit areas. I want to ski so badly, but just can't justify making the trip from CA until more terrain is open. Have fun and be careful out there!

Jacob said...

You were so close, if you just broke tradition and opened on the weekend you would have tied or even won - stupid Loveland. Anyways, good job still the snow looks great- can't wait to ride ill be there asap

Andrew said...

A-Basin... I love you!!! I might just have to skip school this week.

Joonya said...

So ready to be there. Great work everyone. Good to see the groomers out !! Thanks for a great blog Al.

Joonya said...

nice. Great work everyone. And now the weather cooperates. Good to see the groomers out there ! Thanks for the updates and great pics Al. I'm ready to be there, see ya soon ! -JR

Anonymous said...

Do you know if there is going to be a couple of rails or boxes set up the first week?

Eric said...

With opening day tomorrow, where do you put the snow guns tonight/tomorrow night? The weather is looking great! Finally!

Thanks for continuously posting updates and responding to all these questions!

Anonymous said...

Who all see the leprechaun say Yaaaay!

Chris said...

When are you going to get the back side opened?!!

(just kidding. couldn't resist.)

pete said...

the guns are on ramrod look in the webcams you can see it.

do you think in the next 3-6 days you'll get ramrod opened?? (couldn't resist)

faithful a-basin lover

p.s opening day was great!! WAYYYY BETTER THAN LOVELANDS!

Al question, i was looking at the terrain report for loveland and they have 40 acres of terrain open and you only have 20..is there that much of a differencein the run they open and you open? or that they have way more snowguns or something??

thanks again