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.





2 comments:

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.