Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Blue Skies

It looks like we are in for several beautiful, sunny days with very comfortable temperatures. Today we finished a storm cycle in which we saw measurable snow eight out of ten days. The skiing and riding continues to shine. This should be an ideal Thanksgiving holiday.




13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wanted to repeat the comments I had made to Al in person earlier this season. As a seasoned skier for the last 40 plus years who skis 50 days a year, all I need is a heated yurt with food, heat and plumbing, along with >>High Speed Lifts<<.

Thanks
Dave H

Anonymous said...

pali is my favorite life anywhere and i like the idea in the master plan of replacing pali with a new version of the exact same thing. taking out norway makes sense, but if pali ever gets replaced with a high speed lift my heart will be broken

Anonymous said...

Al, I too am seasoned and way past well done! The lifts are great! I need the rest and you can't beat the view!

Anonymous said...

Tuesday I met someone on the Lennawee lift that explained the meaning of life to me. I do not think there would have been enough time on a high speed lift. I was told and agree that the center of the universe is the bull-wheel on the Pali lift. Please do not mess with it....

Anonymous said...

Imagine a high speed Norway, quick access to runs off cornice runs, easy access to the Beavers, convenient lift-maze and access, no more flat traverse and clusterfxxx as you try to ski the last drop and curve into the Lenewee maze...

Anonymous said...

Is the Pali replacement going to be high-speed? I sure hope so!!!!

Anonymous said...

Never in a million years

Anonymous said...

Why are people AGAINST high-speed lifts?

Chris W. said...

Seems to be two camps forming. Those who want a HSQ Pali and those who want it to stay a fixed grip double. The logical compromise is to upgrade it to a fixed-grip triple and please noone. (but me)

I would never expect to see a high-speed lift there, but could you imagine the Enduro if there were one? That would be amazing. Records would fall and legs would turn to rubber. As it is I think the record is north of 70 runs. What could be achieved if ride time were halved?

Anonymous said...

the master plan is to replace pali with another fixed grip double so no need to worry! if your wondering why we dont want pali to be a high speed quad, go ski breck for a day. If you don't think that could happen to the basin, check out what happened and is happening to crested butte, squaw, and many others. Not that the basin will turn into a resort any time soon, but i think there's a reason why its way less crowded than neighbor keystone. high speed quads are the first step in that direction. If you build it they will come..

Anonymous said...

Uhhh I don't know what the person above me is talking about, but I live in crested butte. even the most crowded days of the year here are not crowded and the high speed lifts enable fast runs and laps ob the best parts of the mountain

Anonymous said...

Summit county is different that crested butte

Anonymous said...

@anon:

The other resorts have lodging and gondolas - two big reasons for the larger crowds there.

I'm a Vail rider who visits A-basin early and late season. Having high speed lifts at the Basin would never in a million years make me leave Vail on a snowday to visit the Basin. However, when I go to the Basin early and late season, having high-speed lifts would make my experience much more enjoyable (and tiring).

I'm guessing the Basin is sticking with fixed grip chairs because they are cheaper.