Monday, March 3, 2014

East Wall At Its Best

Sunday was an extraordinary day to remember. We reported 8" new and 16" in 3 days. Everywhere we skied was fantastic. The North Side was really cool. Those special lines, like Hot Wheels, are in great shape. Kay and I skied with some old friends and some new friends. It was just really fun. What was meant to be a couple of hours of skiing in the morning turned into a full day on the hill.

The Ski Patrol did all their prep work and opened the East Wall mid-afternoon. That was unbelievable. One of the premiere A-Basin experiences is to catch a Wall opening after a foot of new snow. We did that and took three laps out there skiing uncut snow each run. The best. 

We topped off the ski day with good friends, lots of laughs, and an early dinner in The 6th Alley. Perfection.


ScottyG said...

East Wall rules! Is it asking too much to have a small "East Wall Status" sign placed at the top of Zuma lift? Riders cannot see from the Zuma summit if the ramp to the Wall is open. The we'd know it's time to head over.

Anonymous said...

Hey Al, any update on upper east wall? With all the mitigation on Sunday, and few slides, it looked pretty stable. And could you post what the pitches the upper east wall around willys wide North Pole first notch are? That'd be great. Keep up the awesome work! Thanks