I understand things are busy and people are doing the best they can; however, courtesy goes a long way. Lot is full, my wife goes down, finds a spot, holds it, I go to the gate and let someone know she is waiting on me. Now, perhaps protocol has changed, though we have done this before, but there are a number of ways to handle this if I was not allowed in. Yet, how it was handled was to be told I was liar, there was no way, disparagingly called buddy and treated in an all around disrespectful manner. It's not so much that perhaps because it was so busy I would be told this was not allowed, or since we are 3 they would only allow cars with 4 or more (none of these things were communicated) it is being shown no respect and called a liar as to the reason not being allowed in. With a little one, shuttling from 3 miles really isn't an option, so we were trying. Instead we just went home. I guess since so few other places are open customer service is unimportant, and one person doesnt make much of a difference and me leaving is one less person on the hill. Still, when being treated like an asshole to the extent I was treated, I feel compelled to complain nonetheless. So much for some family fun today.
I've been riding Arapahoe Basin for a number of years now and have never had a bad experience with the staff. Maybe if you did not try to tell them how to do their jobs and act like a privileged A-hole, you may have had a better experience. The lot was full and you had your wife go find a spot anyways? What a jerk. Drop off your family up front, find a parking spot and shuttle back. I am actually really glad that this experience was enough to keep people like you from enjoying this mountain with the rest of us.
Whoops, I accidentally deleted this anonymous comment,"Get here early on a 2 foot pow-day. Simple as that"
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Yeah it sounds like you were the one douching them acoose. Why should you get super special treatment just because you have kids? If they're turning people away, they're turning people away. Drop your fam off and take the shuttle like everyone else.
Best way to beat lot issues is to get your tail out of bed earlier. We get to A Basin by 7:30 and have an awesome breakfast and are on one of the first few chairs. We had about 4 awesome fresh powder runs today. Al, you and your team are great. A Basin is a special place. Endless Winter!
I bet you're from Colorado, with your entitled attitude. Why should you get special treatment?
What's wrong with calling someone buddy, buddy?
Arpahoe Basin staff, you rock! acoose, are you new to skiing in Summit County? You should NEVER expect to get a lower lot parking spot on a 2 foot powder day unless you get there really, really early. This applies to everyone, even parents with kids. Duh. Also, of course you can't just walk down and "hold a spot." That's like walking into a restaurant on a busy night, when there is a wait list, and just skipping the line and sitting down at the first open table you see. Not okay, OBVIOUSLY. I can't say I blame anyone for being short with you.
I'm sorry to have missed another awesome powder day and another day with the best ski staff In all of Summit County. while skiing with a little one is very difficult I would recommend the admin lot to drop off the wife and kids while you Huff it or shuttle from the upper or lower lot
basin staff is by far the nicest and most genuine. They are stern when needed but never duchey....get in early next time and all your woes will be a thing of the past
you should have told them...im not your BUDDY, friend.
A-basin parking spot=EARLY leave house time!!!
Whoa. Apparently empathy is a concept that doesn't exist any more. I agree that what acoose describes doing is inappropriate, but...misinterpreting a situation shouldn't be an automatic reason to be called a jerk or a liar! All of you bagging on him here, I'm sure none of you have ever made a mistake any time in your lives.
Entitled for sure!!! If the gate is closed, there are no spots!!! Go drop your wife and kid off at the lodge then take the shuttle yourself. That's what I do...not a big deal at all!
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