Saturday, January 31, 2015

North Side Skiing

It was another fine day skiing the North Side.  Year to date our snowfall is almost exactly even with our 36 year average. Much of the snow has fallen during a few big storm events including more than four feet over the Christmas holidays. It is certainly still easy for me to find good snow and skiing out there. Enjoy yourselves.




7 comments:

Jason Bingham said...

While my 5 year old ripped up the mountain today in ski school I was able to really enjoy today. Good snow can still be found. The traffic metering just up the road on the pass was a nightmare. 1 hour from Abasin to Loveland. You might want to speak with Cdot because that is a quick way to lose skiers like me. Keep up the good work on the mountain.

Anonymous said...

What is your year to date snowfall total Al?

Ben said...

Heading up tommorow

Anonymous said...

I would like to commend CDOT for their work on Highway 6- Loveland Pass. I drive that road at least 3 weekdays every winter. Thanks to the CDOT workers for making my trips safe and very enjoyable. Great work on a tough job. They do more than click a mouse!

Mark Matis said...

Looks like "Anonymous" must be a CDOT worker who can't stand the truth!

Anonymous said...

Yep. CDOT does a heck of a job keeping that pass open along with I-70 clean.

Great riding was still available on Sunday. Spine. Slalom Slope, Falcon, and Half Moon were lots of fun

Anonymous said...

No one is questioning CDOT's snow removal efforts.

However, I think their use of technology (particularly as they experiment with new things) requires strong feedback; they should welcome it! Metering has slowed things down dramatically and it is affecting my perception of A-basin being second only to Loveland as the most convenient I-70 ski option. Al, that perception is worth a lot to your operation, so I encourage you to stay on top of these comments. Another major problem I see with the current metering is there are multiple Loveland parking lot exits (3 or 4?) merging into the single A-basin line-up. This is not a good deal for A-basin folk.

I wouldn't feel so strongly about pushing back at CDOT without the crazy set-up entering the tunnel from Silverthorne. Here they have taken a well-known three lane highway and has signage attempting to split it into four immediately before restricting it back to the two as you enter the tunnel. I sort of get it in spirit, but in practice no one understands what is going on and it just confuses people who are already having a hard enough time driving in snow. It is obviously not a good solution.

We are all struggling with the I-70 traffic issue, but CODT is not all-knowing. They need to hear when an idea works, and when it doesn't.