Tuesday, October 27, 2015

All Day Long

The natural snowfall intensified this afternoon. The temperature stayed cool enough to keep the snowmaking system running all day. Patrick and I just walked High Noon. There is substantially more snow, both natural and man-made, on the trail than when I walked it yesterday. It is cold and the temperature is dropping. The reservoir has plenty of water in it. The outlook is "SNOWY". I will walk the trail again first thing tomorrow morning to check out the snowmaking. This is very good.



22 comments:

Lauren Ruehring said...

Y"all are getting it done! You will open when you know the time is right, and I hope to be first in line! (maybeeeee....Friday??)

Anonymous said...

Looking at the webcams, snow and snow-making, I'm going to guess that A-Basin has an October opening!

Anonymous said...

From the webcams I can see a snowcat!

Anonymous said...

Looking good! Keep it coming

Anonymous said...

Locals...geez. Wild guess - Like .001% of the people that post on here were born in Summit County. It is going to open Friday. They'll do the right thing and let Loveland have the thunder this year and then open on Friday where the "locals" (and I use that term loosely) and smaller crowd can help with a bit of a soft-opening. Gives them a day to work out the kinks to the zoo that will be out (in costume) on Saturday.

Anonymous said...

As if Front Rangers aren't able to drive an hour to get there on a weekday. Lol!

Anonymous said...

A bit early in the season to be deleting comments isn't it Al? Do Summit a favor and open Thursday would ya? Earn some local love back.

Garrett said...

Looks awesome! Thanks for the updates, Al!

Garrett said...

Hey Al, I'm not sure where to ask this question other than here; "if" you open Friday, I will not have anyway of going, can I have my girlfriend get me a mug? I'm not sure if this is possible or how it would work. Thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

Another mug related question: can I still pick up my mug from last season?

Lindsay said...

Those that want first chair should know better bc no matter how hard you try or how early you get there, they will be reserving it for "Nate Dogg". Heaven forbid anyone else get the chance to ride first chair. I'm soooo glad Loveland is opening first, maybe they won't play favortism and let first come get first chair.

Anonymous said...

Anybody that is loopy enough to do it 20 years in a row deserves it. He's already there camping out while the rest of us are likely grounded enough not to really care. First chair might have a bit of meaning if it was chest deep powder, but this is more a publicity grab/addiction.

Every ski area needs a few local lunatics and he fits the bill. More power to him.

John PZ said...

OMW up for first chair line now, where should I park???

Andrew L said...

Your so cool

Anonymous said...

Who cares if you were born in summit county... what the heck is wrong with you people! Be nice, get excited, enjoy fall and shut up!

legally blunt said...

Hi Al, I got up 6:30 a.m. to check your updates then realized it's 4:30 of your time. how's your morning wall up there?

Anonymous said...

Why the hell would anyone care about first chair unless there's fresh pow, seems like a really stupid waste of time to me...But it's not my time so have fun sitting there all night.

Aaron Bagully said...

I'm dying here... Is it gonna be Saturday? Sunday? Friday?

No matter what we know it will be a great season and you guys do awesome work. First cup of hot coffee is on me Al.

Myles Sigal said...
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Anonymous said...

Ive been checking this page every five minutes waiting for an opening day post... CMON AL

Myles Sigal said...

Who's got the best bloody mary in the northern hemisphere? A-Basin!!! Check it out: http://www.skinet.com/ski/article/4-mind-blowing-bloody-marys

We all want to ski and are desperately waiting opening day, but I'm guessing you might be able to stop by today for a bloody mary

Ben Taylor said...

Nice to see that A-Basin is continuing to provide excellent conditions for the skiers.
Having worked there back in the 1980 when there was no snowmaking, it's great to see it almost ready for another awesome winter. To paraphrase an old wine commercial,"The Basin will serve no slopes before its time." Have a great season.