Friday, November 20, 2015

More Terrain and Uphill Access

 It snowed very heavily here throughout the morning. A little while ago it stopped and the sun started popping out and then I looked out the window again 5 minutes ago and it was dumping.

OK, a lot of terrain is about to open. There is a great deal of work involved and sometimes it is hard to predict exactly how long that will take. Typically, when I am vague with my answers about "when", I usually do not know exactly when some things will be ready. When you throw in the weather, snowmaking, avalanches, people, grooming, etc., the variables really add up. So, today is a good day with Lenawee Parks and a few other spots open. Tomorrow morning we will be opening the rest of our green terrain. I think tomorrow afternoon there may be some nice ski treats, maybe on the West Side. If the 24 hours go as planned, we may have some uphill access news also. So, stay tuned. Watch the website, or even better, get up here and go skiing.

There are no secrets here. Simply, opening trails up takes some time and some snow. The absolute best part of my job is getting terrain open and watching people having fun skiing and riding that terrain.

Morning photo

2:05 PM

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You guys rock!! Thanks for getting things open as fast as you can. Even though its kind of fun trying to ascertain the amount of snow from the tables/railings visible in the web cams, how about a SNOW STAKE CAM!?!? You guys rock!

BPappas said...

Great afternoon at the Basin today. The place was empty and powder on every run.

Anonymous said...

will you have slalom slope or exhibition open tomorrow?

vinh photog said...

Al and A-Basin,

Thanks for doing such a good job so far this year -- especially matching Loveland being the first to open this season. The blue runs have been perfect so far!! The opening of the West Gully and Lenawee Parks on Thursday was amazing -- powder up to my waist. Keep up the great work with maintaining & opening the runs and communicating the status to us.

Vinh

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful.
AB is my favorite place to ski! Lb

Anonymous said...

Waist deep eh? Fall much or really short? Lol...