Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Summer Time

Hard to believe we were open three days ago. It was a great ski season with an especially strong spring, but summer is happening very quickly. We are still quite busy putting the winter stuff away. Construction (more like destruction) has begun on the A-Frame and Base Area remodel. We have a busy summer of weddings planned with the first one being June 25. Summer in "The 6th Alley" kicks off July 1. The Bar and Grill will be open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. I anticipate the Argentine North Fork Trail to be open within a couple of weeks. Our Summer Event Schedule includes Yoga on the Mountain, Summit Challenge Trail Run, BML BBQ and Concert and the Clam and Lobster Boil.  If you like skiing at The Basin in Winter you will love hanging out here in the Summer.


8 comments:

Mark Matis said...

Looks like I need to let the water go down a bit before making my first tubing run through the culvert this summer...
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Mike Weeda said...

Like every other time of year when I'm not there: Wish I was there.

Pbear said...

Wow! Summer does come fast! What a difference a week makes!

Anonymous said...

Interested to hear more about base area redesign/changes.

Also interested to hear if culvert tubing for real. When?

Mike Olsen said...

Thanks again for a great season have a good summer al

Anonymous said...

I'm sure it's low on the priority list (and rightfully so)...but any chance of getting the Divide Cam up and running anytime soon? Us flatlanders are itching to see more mountain views!

Mark Matis said...

For what it's worth:

CULVERT TUBING IS NOT REAL!

It is nothing more than another TINS story, not significantly different from any other such story told at any bar at any mountain resort anywhere in the world.

DO NOT TRY IT IN REAL LIFE!

The culvert and drainage is NOT designed for such use. One is likely to get trapped in the culvert if one attempts such an act. Drowning underground would not be a particularly pleasant way to go. One would also end up most likely blocking the culvert, thereby preventing drainage through same. As a result, A-basin would have to do an emergency excavation to deal with the resulting flooding, which would ruin the upcoming summer season and probably the next winter's snow season as well. I suspect that, were one to cause such events, there would be a clamor to make sure the corpse was buried on site, and an appropriate monument was constructed over same to properly commemorate the event. An outhouse would seem to be about right...
}:-]

Mark Matis said...

I suppose it was smart, Al, to not let the other "culvert tubing" posting go live, since that would undoubtedly encouraged the "Hey y'all, watch this!!!" crowd to try it anyway. But surely no people from that mindset go to A-basin anyway. You clearly attract a higher caliber crew. Indubitably such individuals only go to the OTHER side of the Mountain. They don't have any culverts over there, do they?
}:-]