Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Update

4" new today with perfect W-NW winds. Ideal set-up. More snow in the forecast. I hope you know what this means. West Wall and Slalom Slope are better with each hour.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Under the Runs Open section your web site states West Wall OPEN. Is West Wall open to masses? if so is it open all day or is it afternoon only type deal?
Thanks for keeping us in the loop

Adam Beck said...

Joel is predicting between 16-37" inches for you guys by sunday. Hope that holds up. Can't wait.

Martin said...

Who is Joel??
I'm following Opensnow and the forecast is snow for the next 4-5 day!!

Arriving to Colorado on tuesday for 3 weeks of riding!!!
Can't wait!!!

Montezuma bowl update??

Adam Beck said...

Joel Gratz. He runs opensnow.

Anonymous said...

A bit off topic Alan, but are there any plans to make the WiFi in the A-Frame......errrrr, actually work.

I know we are there to ski typically, but many times it is super helpful to have ability to work if needed (sort of a split ski/work day) or at least check one or two things.

It is so painfully slow. I know A-Basin is supposed to be a throwback sort of experience, but this 21st century amenity would help a bit. I've heard the same complaint from so many folks I thought I'd bring it up to gain your thoughts.

Anonymous said...

working wifi would be nice, since cell phone signal doesnt exist there

Anonymous said...

I'll third the point on getting the wifi working. It would be very helpful and make a big difference to have it working well in the A-frame

Anonymous said...

Orrrr not. It works well enough that you can use it if you NEED it. If you want to surf the web stay at home or go to another mountain.

Anonymous said...

I'll fourth the WiFi point. It isn't like it is too complex or expensive. If the Indy coffee shop can pull it off I'm pretty sure A-Basin

To the point of the dude that said stay home...really? I realize A-Basin started in the 40s, but that doesn't mean it has to stay there for everything.

By your logic Zuma, BMX and Black Mountain Lodge can go away too. Tow ropes and straight skis for everybody!!!!

I pay my $8 for a baked potato and $7 for a Crown and Coke and $3.50 for a muffin. Put a few of those bucks into a Wireless N router and a little more speed.

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Wifi and cell coverage are coming. The question is when. The problem is the size of the communication line that leaves The Basin. The current line is full and needs to be upgraded to handle current wifi demand and cell coverage. We are not sure when the telcom companies are going to make that upgrade although we think this summer is a possibility. The upgrade is a few million bucks and that is why it has not happened yet. Patience guys. This isn't wifi at the coffee shop, this is a very big and expensive project.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the explanation, Alen. You guys can only work with what you have--and you do great! I'll keep my fingers crossed for the telcom upgrade to happen soon.

Anonymous said...

Wifi has nothing to do w/ straight skis or new lifts. Anything for the betterment of the mountain is great but I go there to ski and get away. You can't go w/out internet for 6 hrs?

Also, you really think wifi for several hundred people is the same as an indie coffee shop.....sorry but you have absolutely no clue what you're talking about. T1 lines are expensive as are commercial routers that have enough access points to support all those people. I'd rather they spend those millions on updating a lift or treating the employees for doing the amazing job that they do.