Thursday, December 22, 2011

December at the Basin

Had a great little afternoon ski. Wrangler is really close to being open. REALLY CLOSE. We ended up with 2-3" out of the storm. The Upslope didn't spill over as much I would like. In the top photo you can see it on the other side of Loveland Pass. The snow this afternoon was quite nice. Looking forward to a great holiday and more snow to get the rest of the terrain open. After Wrangler, the next areas on the list will be Lenawee Parks, Cornice Run/West Wall, Powerline, and Slalom Slope. The patrollers are doing a great job packing it all down. Come to us La Nina.


Anonymous said...

Does the opening of Slalom Slope pair with the Pali spinning? Or do we get to hike?!

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

I sure like it when we open Slalom Slope for a few to several days before we open Pali Lift. Not only is it a lot of fun, but it is a good way to put some pressure and compaction on the snow without initially overdoing it. Of course, every year is a little different. We make our decisions on the best available information we have at the time. We do plan on opening Slalom Slope to hiking prior to opening Pali Lift.