Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hat-trick

Wow, a big three today.

1. The 6th Alley Bar and Grill re-opened today. Always fun to see old friends and make a few new ones. It is a beautiful and perfect place for skiers and riders to spend time with their friends, grab a bite, share a drink and listen to some music.








2. Pali Trail opened for the season. I took my first spin down The Spine. It reminded me why that trail is my favorite run anywhere. Skiing that run is paradise.





3. That $%#@&* Cold Snap is over. Today was a stunning, Colorado, bluebird ski day. Oh yeah.








10 comments:

doug said...

Hey Al. Loved all 3 of these things today. :)

Anonymous said...

Good to see Matt and Erica back behind a real bar ;)!

William Breathes said...

Can't wait til you have some budtenders serving some fine homegrown Colorado bud at the 6th Alley Bar.

Anonymous said...

Seems like a 'corporate' decision to open Pali and the bar on Wednesday.

(was the too snarky?)

Can't wait to partake of both.

Anonymous said...

Seems like a 'corporate' decision to open Pali and the bar on Wednesday.

(was the too snarky?)

Can't wait to partake of both.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Al, what's the approximate elevation at the top of the Pali lift? I've always been curious about the vertical on all of those runs.

Anonymous said...

Got to love Pali and the bar looks great! What a huge improvement. It's weeks like this that makes A basin my favorite place to lay down some tracks. Thanks for all the updates Al.

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

According to the USGS topos, the little knob just above the top of Pali is 12,144'. The vertical rise of Pali Lift is 1.361'.

. said...

YO! Wrapped up a four ski area tour yesterday with laps on Pali, the perfect ending to a perfect day. Mainstreet was money! Beaver Creek, Vail, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, took the long way to Denver for tonight's Bronco game, livin the dream baby!

Anonymous said...

On A-Basin's master development plan, which they have made available for download on the website under the Mountain tab, there is an inventory of the existing ski facilities including elevation, vertical, length, width, average pitch and maximum pitch for every run at the Basin. I have spent way too much time perusing that, but geeks like me find it fascinating.