Wednesday, October 15, 2014

No Uphill Access Just Yet

Many people have come to really enjoy an uphill ski or snowshoe at the ski area, myself included. On the "Runs Open" section of our website there is section describing our Uphill Access program. For those interested, please read the website and stop by the Season Pass Office to get a Free Uphill Access Pass.

For now Uphill Access is closed. During the day, with a small amount of terrain open, it doesn't make sense to mix uphill users with downhill users in such a small place. After hours we have snowcats, snowmobiles, snowmaking fan guns, hoses, and power cords all over the trail creating a situation not conducive for uphill or downhill use. Once we get some more terrain open and spread people and equipment out a little more, we will open Uphill Access. Typically, that is sometime after we are open to the Summit, a few weeks from now.

I know people are anxious to get out there and enjoy the mountain going uphill. I know I am. Kay and I skin up a couple nights a week from November into May. We love it. Thanks for your patience. We have a lot skiing and skinning ahead of us.

9 comments:

Ali said...

Saw you on the news. Looking good Alan!
ali

Anonymous said...

This is always so confusing, doesn't it being on national forest land mean you can hike it?

Anonymous said...

Will there be park features set up

Turbos mom said...

Not so confusing, actually it's quite simple. A-basin manages the land under a forest service permit. As soon as people can safely move up the mtn( a couple of runs open, instead of just one) uphill access will open.
Be happy that uphill access is allowed. Many ski resorts have banned it !

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

Well said Turbos Mom

Jeffrey Dunham said...

Loving life!

Anonymous said...

Which runs will be open? High noon and Ramrod?

Anonymous said...

Al,
Thanks for being so considerate to the uphill crowd. I consider A-Basin the most progressive area in the state regarding uphill access. I especially appreciate allowing dogs before/after hours and would ask those of us using the hill to be thoughtful. For their part A-Basin even put a bag dispenser at the bottom of the hill - on the patrol shack and the bottom of High Noon in the trees.
The Basin of A is a true steward of the land in my opinion - james

Anonymous said...

We will do lots of skinning and riding with a pup as my company!
Mag and her good dog