Sunday, June 11, 2017

2016-17 Season

The 2016-17 Ski Season was busy, fun, exciting, snowy, sunny, challenging and just absolutely incredible. The mountain itself and people that hang out here are what make The Basin my favorite place to be. Thanks to all of you that came to enjoy the fun. Thanks to the employees that make The Basin happen. The place is just too fun. I have included some images from the season that make me smile.

There is even more fun to come.

















9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sigh...
One of my best memories this year was at a-basin a few weeks after opening. Conditions were crap, and only Ramrod and High Noon, and a tiny carpet were open, and lines were around 15-20 minutes to get on Black Mountain. When we went skiing down the blues, there was ice everywhere, and the moguls made the runs worse, as they were far spread out, and very misshapen. However, a lot of people just started launching off moguls to use them as jumps, and the ice allowed you to get a lot of speed. Let's just say those improvised mogul-turn-jumps were really fun. You would get insane speed on the ice, and then you'd launch off a mogul, get a bunch of air, and then land on some ice and had to keep going or risk falling. Then, you'd see another mogul, land on the ice, and so on. It was really fun, and better than any terrain park or "natural terrain park" I'd been in. I was able to do several runs before the others in my group complained about the conditions and insisted we go home.
Still, that day was the best day of the season, maybe even the best day I'd had, and it beat out a powder day on snowbird....

Anonymous said...

Why are you closing with a 35" base and great coverage ?

I've been a pass holder for years and am considering not renewing when you close when there is still great snow to be had.

Why invest all that money, time and effort to snowmaking, and cat hours for it just to go to waste Al ?

Ed Reinhardt said...

Great season, no complaints here! thanks to all those at a basin that make it a place I love to ride as often as possible. Can't wait for opening day!!

Have a great summer, Al! Always enjoy your posts and updates.

Beholdthefield said...

Dear Anonymous,

Please, please, don't leave The Basin! You're naivety of ski area management is at a level that will be nearly impossible to replace! The industry needs your constructive insight more now than ever before!

Seriously though, can I have your parking pass?



Nikolajs Burvikovs said...

Thanks Al and the whole ABasin crew, this year was awesom.

Don't listen to the idiots that question your decision to close, it is clearly the right decision based on the conditions today.

Anonymous said...

This is a joke post..or the person is a idiot and encourage them to follow thru and battle the lift lines and NO snow in May elsewhere

Anonymous said...

Will you have uphill acess open next weekend?

Anonymous said...

Eight months of skiing just aren't enough for some!

Anonymous said...

Don't just threaten to not buy a pass next year, just don't. Less people on the chair for the rest of us...