Sunday, June 9, 2013

It's A Rap

Each spring (or summer) we reach that day when it is time to put the ski season to bed.  It has been very nice to finish strongly.  Mother Nature wasn't so kind early on.  Trying to get the place rolling, there were some days I felt like I was running uphill in sand.  It finally started really snowing in February and the spring precipitation was as good we could hope for.  Compared to most other areas, we had an incredible, full season of powder skiing in March, April, and May.  The images below were taken by Dave Camara May 9.  

From all of us at A-Basin, we are deeply thankful to those of you that chose to spend a day, a week, or a season with us.  This blog has given me a chance to meet many of you and hear your stories about your connections to The Basin.  I cannot adequately express how much that means to me.  Physically, Arapahoe Basin is an extraordinary place.  The people that choose to ski and work here have created a culture like no other.  It is an honor for me to work here and be a part of that culture.  Thanks again for another great season.  See you in October (hopefully sooner).

Al





10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your blog. Always look forward to reading it. I will miss it the next few months!

Phil said...

It really was a very good season. Indeed, we started slow, but February-May were excellent - lots of great pow days.

Thanks, A-Basin, for another terrific (and long) season.

John P West said...

Good season. We really enjoyed the late season snow.

I was a perennial volunteer Ski Patrol Auxiliary / Trainee (I never did pass the Senior test) from about 1983-1988. I feel a deep attachment to the Basin.

We are looking forward to next year. My wife is looking to do the Host program if she can.

JW

We count!!! said...

Don't give up the blog for the summer Al! You make CO seem just a bit less far from NJ. We especially enjoy the pics.

Anonymous said...

uh AL...when you gonna open?

Thought I would get the first one in

Anonymous said...

Some of the best ski days I had all season were end of April, early May at A Basin. Some seriously blower turns. What a spring it was indeed!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the season and the blog. The spring was such a blast as always, at THe Basin. I love that place; please don't change a thing!!

Junk Evolution said...

Have a wonderful summer!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU again to Al & the whole ABay team. The reopening was much appreciateed as Saturday was just incredible, courduroy turns in perfect slush from 8:30 - 10AM and a killer vibe all morning. Can't wait for next year... see you in a few months.

Roger said...

Please clean the lenses or windows for the web cams this summer. Thanks!