Friday, October 22, 2010
Response to Anonymous
Whoa, I thought long and hard about how to or if I should respond to the comment from Anonymous. Here are some thoughts. About 50 times per day I am asked, "when are you opening?" The answer is, "I don't know." I always try and share the best information I have available at the time. We look at how much snow we need to make, how much we have made, and what the forecast says. It is very hard to predict. I do the best I can here and also try and point out the cool things going on. A week ago we had a very promising forecast that failed to materialize. I was excited and, like most of you guys, was disappointed when it fell through. Had late September and October been at all close to normal for temperatures, we would have been open for a week or more by now. If I would have followed the suggestion of saying, "Hey, we're probably at least a week away...." I would have been lying. For a while I have thought we were less than a week away. The weather has given us a couple of dashed hopes. When you deal with the weather every day, you learn to understand and accept that. Nobody around here is trying to mislead anybody. We are being truthful and trying to spread the good word about Arapahoe Basin. Let's keep this fun. Last year we managed to open October 9. This year it looks like late October. Sometimes the weather throws you the dice in a way you don't expect. I am excited about being open soon. I know you guys will have a great time. Our progress is moving along. My fingers are crossed that this forecast is the one. I am not only looking forward to High Noon opening, I look forward to those first face shots a few weeks down the road. Trust me, no one wants to be open more than me.