Friday, October 19, 2012

Aerial Photos


Enjoy these images of The Basin taken last week.  They were shot from the Flight for Life helicopter.





15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'llask the wifi question again...my assumption is no news is same news. I certainly appreciate the "remoteness" argument and all that...the reality is I have kids and they love to ski and some days I have to work when they ski....or some days I want to ski 1 or 2 hours when I have to work....

Sure, i can go to vail, but the basin is kinda the point isn't it...and yes, not to worry...I don't think the basin is going to the descente snowsuit crowd anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

I have the same issue/question! Please advise :) Thank you

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Referencing the above 2 comments, I am not sure I understand the question. Is this about Hughes Net and wifi questions from Wednesday?

Anonymous said...

Alan - I think the question is: Are there any plans to provide wifi service at the Basin? I will also add that having the ability to check email and stay "connected" would make it much more convenient to stop at the Basin for some runs during the work day. There are lots of people that have flexible work situations, but need to be able to access wifi for their jobs.

On Wednesday I was able to connect to the Free A-Basin Wifi, but was unable to get a connection to the internet over it.

Is this a service that you could look into adding for your guests?

Thanks and keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

I guess the question is did the wifi/Internet speeds improve....even the iPhone carrying teen slackers want to know. :-)

Chris said...

After looking over these stunning, impossible to take on your own aerial photos all you people care about is free wifi! C'mon, step back from the monitor and live in your surroundings, I go to A-basin not to make it my second office but to get away from it all and ski the slopes...get your priorities straight

By the way, Al your blog rocks, keep it up!

Ryan said...

Just for the record Al, I would visit the Basin more during the week if I knew there was a stable and fast internet connection there, wireless or not, I dont care (you could even make a little cafe that is free, or charge a small fee for the entire season, like $5 or or $15 gets 1 season of access). Just some thoughts.

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Anonymous said...

Can you guys get some RFID pass scanners for the lift line? I think it would speed up the lines. Also, it may just be me, but I'm not a fan of skiing with only pass around my neck so I could just keep it in my coat pocket without having to take it out every time. Thanks Al!

zach said...

Love the photos. I can't fathom why people are putting wifi questions on a post like this. sheesh

Anonymous said...

Upper East Wall always looks dramatic and raw, whether covered white or rocky, and this image is yet another way to confirm that. Love it every time I look at it. Love it for the memories it lets us create and experiences it delivers. Love it even more.
MAGDA

B-rad said...

I go to the basin to get away from it all too...but sometimes I know that isn't always possible. The reality is the basin has spotty cell service (Verizon only) and zero wifi...to visit you basically have to accept that fact....and being that it isn't 1955 most people aren't going to accept that. I'm 47 and maybe I will, but these young kids growing up with iPhones and galaxy 3s and epic mix....not so much. A-basin is a throwback, but it is a fine line between throwback and relic

Jim Young said...

Come on people, don't you go skiing for a day to "get away"??? I don't want to talk to anyone, connect with the world etc. I just want to enjoy the Basin for what it is! Ditch the communication for a day, it's amazing what you will see and enjoy.
AWESOME pics from above, thanks guys

Anonymous said...

Jim, the point isn't so much a "day", but rather 100 days. Two ways to do that - wash dishes or the way everybody is alluding to. Again, the Basin is gret for what it is, but joining the 21st century isn't going to kill it. Bring back XO!!!!!

Anonymous said...

@Jim
"Come on people, don't you go skiing for a day to "get away"???"

I do, but I ski the Basin a lot, and every now and again a situation comes up where I need to be in touch, whether it's with my wife, a friend I'm trying to meet, or work trying to get a hold of me. Ideally I could go off the grid every weekend all winter, but unfortunately that's just not reality for a lot of people.