Thursday, April 25, 2013

Snorkel Door Is Open

The Snorkel Door is open.  For those interested, climb up straight up the Willy's Staircase to Arizona Rock.  Years ago some people thought the shape of Arizona Rock looked like the outline of Arizona.  I think that, organically, its name is being changed to Borgeson or Borgy Rock.  Above Borgy Rock, the staircase veers a bit left.  It tops out at a traverse that leads to the Snorkel Door and into Snorkel Nose.  Some people think this might be the coolest spot in the ski area.  Getting there is not easy.  The skiing in Snorkel Nose today was quite good.


 Upper Willy's Staircase

Snorkle Door

Snorkle Nose

Snorkle Nose Apron

At Borgy Rock

7 comments:

Dan Hanson said...

al your phots are amazing.. it is not east at all to get to these spot and to get the angles that you get. I love your perspective. Being on the east wall is a experience like I have never had. And truly a dream come to reality


-Dan Hanson

Dan Hanson said...

Al you do a great job. These places are not easy to get to and the angles you get are truly amazing. Being on the east wall is a dream come true for me. This is why I came to Colorado. I love A Basin!

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Thanks Dan. My camera stopped working a few weeks ago and I have just been using my iphone lately. Not bad for a point and shoot.

. said...

to the victor goes the spoils....

IK said...

I have been waiting for years to be able to get to Arapahoe Basin when Snorkel and First Notch are open. Ill be there in two weeks - Im so excited! With the spring melt-off beginning, you think there will be enough snow to ski these runs in two weeks? They just look so beautiful...

Pete said...

Snorkel is really is an amazing adventure! Thank you ABasin for giving us the east wall hike-to terrain.

We had a blast last weekend. Here is our photo trip report.

http://imgur.com/a/peA4l

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