This is a photo from the 1946-47 season, A-Basin's first official lift served season. This was before the two single chairlifts were installed. The image was captured at Mid-Mountain and the photographer is standing in what today would be the driveway of the Booster Pump Station just North of Black Mountain Lodge. The building on the left is the old Midway BBQ. That season there was a rope tow in the meadow to the Southeast of Black Mountain Lodge. Skiers were transported up the service road to Mid-Mountain in trucks.
The lowest sign reads "Tow Tickets $1.25 Each Including 3 Truck Rides From Highway."