Well, that was quite a morning. As I mentioned in the earlier blog, The Widowmaker slide put a substantial amount of snow on Highway 6 about 1 mile west of the ski area. Some of the debris was 20+ feet deep and it covered 200-300 feet of the highway. The slide took out a substantial amount of timber. Three big front end loaders, two from A-Basin and one from CDOT, spent almost 5 hours removing snow, logs, and other debris from the road. All the logs mixed with the snow made the job extra difficult. I think the snow removal was completed about 1 PM and CDOT re-opened the road soon thereafter.
We had the lifts open and ready as soon as the first cars showed up.
We also had a very big morning with the avalauncher on The East Wall. There is no question there is enough snow to get that open. This morning we saw major slides in many places including North Poles, Willy's Wide, Birthday Chute and more. Getting that wall open is our next major priority. We will get it.
....And, oh yeah, the skiing is incredible.