Saturday, May 23, 2015

Last June We.........

Today was a fun, exciting and challenging day at The Basin. It snowed much of the morning. We had an hour + lightning closure and then the sun came out and people had a great time. The "Wash Park" band played in the afternoon outside and "Local Folk" played in The 6th Alley.

For the last ten years we have targeted the first Sunday in June as our closing day. This year is no exception. For three of the last four years we have extended our season beyond that first Sunday and re-opened for one or more weekends. When we re-opened, we did so Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For a lot of reasons, the 3 day a week program works very well.

With the wet and cool May, this year is obviously looking good for an extension. We are going to get past this Memorial Day weekend and take a good hard look at all the issues including snow conditions, weather forecast, business levels, and general skier enthusiasm and vibe. Mid-week-ish look for an announcement about our plans beyond June 7.

13 comments:

Chris W. said...

Oh please oh please oh please just one more weekend. Going out of town until the 7th and I can't go this weekend.

Anonymous said...

fyi, last Wednesday the 2nd lot was working on full at 10! People are enthusiastic to say the least!!!! Let's keep on keepin' on! and thanks!!!!! JK

Anonymous said...

thank you for the extra pali days !

Rafi said...

I'll be there May 29-30/June 1. I've never snowboarded in June before!

Anonymous said...

YES, PLEASE! Keep going!

Anonymous said...

Is the Upper East Wall still going?

Chris K said...

Al, we will keep coming up on Saturday's until you guys close. Understood you guys have a business case to make in terms of costs vs. benefits. If you guys have to make some choices like only one food lodge, certain lifts, we understand. I talked to quite a few out of towners over the weekend, so some people are still flying here to ski.

Scott said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE reopen for the fourth of july if possible. please!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sunday August 2 seems like a legit closing day. Snow should hold up just fine as there is more on the way!

Anonymous said...

A couple friends and I have talked about bringing you guys some business from Utah if you stay open mid/late June!

Skibum4ever said...

Coming from dry southern California, and needing my last snow fix from June 4-11.

Anonymous said...

We'll be coming in from Wisconsin to ski the legend if the lifts are turning June 13 and 14.

Anonymous said...

I'll come up July 4th weekend even if it's uploading on Black Mountain Express! That would be fun to do (and brag about) some year actually, like that year way back you made it to August.

Spring skiing is my favorite time of year.