Saturday, November 6, 2010

Another Bluebird Day

Man, I don't how many more of these perfect, not a cloud in the sky, warm, bluebird, great snow kind of days that I can take.






















































10 comments:

Sam H said...

Looks amazing see you Thanksgiving week

Anonymous said...

Off topic question- I have been skiing Colorado since 1968 but just recently moved back here and got a Colorado Pass last year.

I thought of A-Basin as a "throw in" but remarkably found myself skiing at A Basin for about 50% of my ski days last year including several days where I started at Keystone or Breck in the a.m. but moved to A-Basin in the afternoon because of overwhelming crowds.

My question is, how or does A-Basin get paid when I ski there? Do you get a set percentage of pass sales or do you get paid based on pass scans? What about the days where I got scanned at multiple areas?

I'm a lousy customer if you don't get much off the pass price. I probably spent less than $20 there last season on at least 10 visits.

Peter Miles said...

Hey Al,
Just saw a dvd some guy made on opening day, but it must be a mistake, cos I thought it showed you shovelling snow! Couldn't be, could it? Blake says hi, snow over here in Oz doesn't look as good as yours!

pete said...

Al-- saw ski tracks on montezuma yesterday...did you have a crew out or was it a poacher??????

can't wait 4 more terrain openings

Anonymous said...

Killer day yesterday. Bluebird sky, warm temps, loop, loop, loop, loop.

Minimal gapers.

Sam H said...

When is more terrain going to open? It seems like you guys have a ton of snow but not a ton of terrain open. Any big plans of new terrain opening before thanksgiving? Thanks

the architect said...

any new runs opening soon?

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Regarding season passes and our relationship with Vail Resorts. Simply, we have a contractual relationship with Vail. When your pass is scanned, A-Basin is paid a certain amount based on formulas within that contract. For us those scanners are very comparable to a credit card machine either approving or denying a sale. Thank you very much for coming to The Basin. The more you come here, the better it is for us. Given a choice, we'd love to have you join us for breakfast and spend the morning skiing or riding.

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Peter Miles. Great to hear from you. That was kind of a one in a million chance catching me shoveling snow. Tell Blake to hurry and get school finished so he can get back over here and get to work. You guys coming skiing this winter?

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Not sure about those tracks in Montezuma Bowl. Poaching is very bad.