Thursday, September 15, 2016

Snow To The Base Area

Last night was very stormy around here. The snow line dropped to Base Area Level. There were some stunning images driving to work today. Down low the aspens are turning bright yellow. Up high the peaks are covered with a dusting of snow. All around the enthusiasm for the coming winter is rising. A few more weeks..............



19 comments:

Matt Henry said...

Any plans to increase the range of the Abasin Wifi so it will reach the BMX maze and the parking lot (maybe the beach too?)

Thanks

Alan Henceroth - COO said...

No plans to increase the wifi right now. We are currently at capacity with our connection to the outside world.

Clintbacca said...

Great pics ! Can't wait for the season to begin !!!

Anonymous said...

On the same note as a WiFi question are there plans to upgrade to RF ID scanners?
These are the two issues which in my opinion will greatly improve the convenience of using the ski area.

Thanks!

Anon said...

Keep wifi inside and RF scanners at vail. Love the Basin vibe

Patrick said...

Agreed, no fan of the RF scanners. Winter Park was a mess last year with the new RF scanners. Keep prices sensible.

RICHARD ACERRA said...

Stay off grid - life is better that way a few hours - of the day

Anonymous said...

When will you begin snowmaking operations?

Anonymous said...

To be honest I couldn't care less about the rf scanners. The steeps, the crew, and the crowd is what keeps me coming back.

Anonymous said...

Ditto

Anonymous said...

COPY THAT OVER! NO WIFI ON THE MOUNTAIN!

Anonymous said...

Gates Lloyd keeps it real. Very real.

Anonymous said...

When are you adding a gondola with heated seats? I get chilly on the ride up. Will there be people to take your skis at droppoff this year like Deer Valley? Can you start grooming more trails, possibly twice per day?

Matt Henry said...

I'm often on call for work and need the connectivity.

Anonymous said...

BML has wifi access (even better than A-Frame's) So if you drop your laptop @ BML You will be working in no time

Anonymous said...

I am the one who asked about RFID scanners. There is a cheap pass enclosure which blocks RFID and I've seen people in Vail using it -- so no big deal if you need one.
Also it is not necessary for the ski area to install the tracking scanners which Vail has on their chairlifts. So what's wrong with having just RFID scanners in the lift line? You are being tracked by cell phone anyway and cannot opt out unless you stop carrying the phone. As soon as you are out of the ski area you are tracked 100% of the time. I do not see how not having a RFID is a part of A-Basin "vibe" :)

Nick Esker said...

The thing that would improve the convenience of the ski area more than anything would be if "Epic" folks would have their passes out and ready to scan when they get into the line. The amount of time I've wasted waiting on people digging out their passes because they just couldn't believe the Legend doesn't have RF scanners is silly!

Anonymous said...

RFID scanners is a great idea. So is the secret pass for more well-heeled guests that would like to bypass the normal riff-raff in the lines. If Pali could be a high-speed quad that would be good too. And if they could maybe put some fill dirt to make Pali a little less steep. That would help intermediates access that area. Valet parking would also be a plus and please pave the parking lots.

Anonymous said...

what we really need is more safety huts , never can have enough safety meetings imo