Monday, September 21, 2015

Base Area Culvert Project

We have a major project going on right now in the Base Area. Stretching for a few hundred feet underneath the Base Area is a culvert that carries the North Fork of the Snake River. While I don't know exactly, I suspect this culvert is over 50 years old. It is definitely due for replacement. We are spending this little bit of down time installing a new, much larger channel with a natural bottom. It is a big deal. Since we have to divert the stream during construction we wanted to do this project in the Fall when streamflows are much lower than in the summer. When all is said and done, you probably will not notice a difference, but this is one of those really critical behind the scenes projects that has to be done.


9 comments:

Chris W. said...

Dang I thought you were breaking ground on a new luxury high rise condo building with a day spa and tapas restaurant on the ground floor!

Just kidding.

Alan Henceroth - COO and Vice President said...

I do like tapas, but no luxury condos.

Snow Angela said...

Oh, please never any luxury condos, I like being able to ski to and from my car in the parking lot. But I'd totally pay like $10 or $20 if I could camp in my car overnight in the parking lot so I don't have to leave Boulder at 6:30 a.m!

JonPulliamInc said...

Wait if you can't park overnight how does that one dude keep getting first chair every year?

Anonymous said...

Would this work improve drainage in the parking lot in any way?

Anonymous said...

If you get a chance? could you post more pics of the new culvert project and some background on the project as well.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

please start posting about snowmaking:)

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if the camping became something real. It would require a formal camp host and probably have to be sanctioned to the upper lot, but you figure it isn't entirely impossible. A few ski areas in Canada and Washington have this...be super cool if A-Basin could find a way to make it happen if only for a few nights a year.

Anonymous said...

You might want to explore the rest of Colorado instead of camping at a ski resort. Plenty of other places to goto when you decide to leave denver