Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Extending The Season

I am sure you have heard by now. We are going to extend the season for one more weekend. We will be open every day through Sunday, June 5. We will be closed June 6 through 9. We will re-open for a 3-day weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10, 11 and 12. For the extended season, Black Mountain Express and Lenawee Mountain Chairlifts will be turning from 8:30 until 2:30. The skiing is still tremendous for this time of year. This will (almost certainly) be the last weekend of the 2015-16 season. It has been a great one. Come close it out with a bang on our extended weekend.


16 comments:

Doug Brown said...

Is this lake reveal today? Can we skim tomorrow?

Anonymous said...

That's' the upper lake under Zuma chair. Pitchy ride out.

Al, what construction is going on in A-Frame? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous...The construction is to make more room for the crowd that comes to abasin to drink instead of ski. Sad what it has become.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous II - you have been the Basin before, right? What it has become? Ha, too funny.

Signed,

Anonymous III

Anonymous said...

It hasn't always been the drunken mess it is these days. It's Denver's newest frat party. Most of the patrons just go there to drink. Few go there to ski. All the lots are full and people are parking all over highway 6...yet the slopes are empty...the bar is full. Wasn't always this way.

Anonymous said...

More people drinking, less people on the chairs. Or hiking the east wall. I know what really gets me high :-}

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I get the complaint either. Bar is full, slopes are empty? Where is the problem? Beyond that, I'm not noticing it. I've been skiing there all season. Granted, not on a Saturday, but Saturday skiing anywhere in Colorado was a suckers game this year. With Denver's growth and the cheap passes that makes for a lot of people. I haven't seen a drunken mess at the Basin and I've had a beach spot more than a few times this winter. Spring skiing is a party for sure, but that's always been the case.

Plus, A-Basin has done a really good job with the renovations. Basic common-sense stuff too like putting a bar next to the patio, moving kids area AWAY from the bar, etc. Looking forward to seeing what's next.

Anonymous said...

I've never seen any problems with out of hand drnking since camping in the parking lots wasn't allowed. Ever been skiing in the Alps? a little drinking seems to be a part of the mountain culture...

Mike Olsen said...

Thank you
I couldn't agree more

Patrick said...

If everyone else is piling on, I will too.

I ski the Basin over everywhere else on the Epic Pass because there are more smiles per capita by far. That's due to the the free-wheeling culture of the place, Beach and 6th Alley included.

Even on high risk days like Gaper Day, Cinco de Mayo, Festival of the Brewpubs, it seems evident that the whole mountain ops staff has the sense to understand the difference between enthusiastic partying and dangerous or disruptive behavior.

Al, if you do read these comments, I hope you continue to strike the balance of family friendliness and the unparalleled fun offered here.

Alan Henceroth - COO said...

Thanks Patrick. I do read the comments. Al

Anonymous said...

Is everybody piling on? I just thought it was the one teatotaler.

Anonymous said...

Al, are you going to think about uplaoding/downloading black mtn express.

MEK said...

Al!

you guys run a great operation. These complaints are silly, your patrons are amazing and there is nothing like a beach day at the basin. In all honesty, since 1999 we have been enjoying A-Basin for at least 40-50 days a year, the scene has mellowed a bit when it comes to obscene drunkenness. Save for the occasional keg-stander and well sauced birthday/wedding or other celebrant, the blackout drunks seem to be fewer and fewer over the years.


I too have the question... will Friday the 3rd be a good lake reveal day?

Keep up the great work and thanks to all that your crew does!!!

Turd Ferguson said...

I too would like to know what is in store for the A-Frame?

Alan Henceroth - COO said...

We plan on skiing High Noon to the bottom.