Friday, March 30, 2018

Beavers Bottom Terminal

The skiing, both tree skiing and Loafer and Davis, out in The Beavers continues to be excellent. The cat drivers groomed Loafer top to bottom last night. Yesterday during the snowstorm, Jager was over the top incredible powder skiing. Today, in the sunshine, a shaded Thick and Thin had deep winter conditions. It feels like being in a private ski area. This year's hiking program is truly unique. I don't see too many people when I am skiing although I usually end up hiking out alongside a few folks. Very fun. Very cool.




7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Had first tracks in bald spot today. It makes bumping into people special.

Anonymous said...

Have you considered deferring lift installation?

Anonymous said...

We just skied our first run in newly opened Beavers terrain. Marvelous and quiet, no one else on slopes. In fact, though we're familiar with the trail map, we were somewhat concerned about exploring the area alone with no one in sight. Then we spotted 1 ski patrol at emergency phone, so felt safer. We forgot to pick up a new trail map before heading out, so operating from memory we weren't sure what grand portage meant. In the end, we returned to the lift safely, and didn't need "undercover sweepers." [But it's good that you have them -- better safe than sorry.] And yes, we found 2 feet of pow in the trees. Nice.

Anonymous said...

Truly unique and special indeed, this area as-is really fits A-Basin. Realize it's probably zero chance, but wold be cool for it to remain without a lift.

Anonymous said...

I agree, it fits beautifully with the ethos at ABasin.

If I were 20 years younger, and didn't live at sea level, it would also fit my ethos.

Anonymous said...

Hey Al,

Have you considered opening up The Beavers every year for a week or two as hikeback terrain before opening up the lift? I think it would be a really cool way to keep the vibe from this season going and keep that unique experience we've had this year forward in the future.

Would love to hear your thoughts on whether that's a possibility or not.

Thanks!
Brian

Anonymous said...

I did the step gullies like a month ago. It was nice to finish the run, put the board on my backpack, exchange notes with the folks who did the other gullies and hike back. The vibe was perfect. Didn’t think about the lift at all