Saturday, February 16, 2019

Powder, Clouds and Blue Skies

Yesterday was a wild mix of weather. The day started with heavy snowfall that gave way to overcast mixed skies and finished with some beautiful afternoon blue skies and sunshine. This was a very good storm that came in relatively warm compared to temperatures we had been seeing. The new snow bonded very well to the old surfaces. That sure makes for good skiing.

As I write now, late morning Saturday, it is snowing heavily.

Friday, February 15, 2019

What A Morning

It snowed heavily until just after 8 this morning. That made for over a foot from the storm. The skiing everywhere was awesome. The Spine was effortless. Pure beauty. You could not find a ripple or a bump on Slalom Slope. I found a real treat skiing Janitors Only. Very steep and deep.

At 8 AM I slipped out intending to ski two quick runs. I had a little trouble heading back inside. About 11 AM, when I got tired and hungry, I finally grabbed a seat, a latte and some antipasta at Il Rifugio. Delicious. It was a very nice way to spend the morning.

5 Inches More

5 more inches today. That makes 11 inches for the storm. It is still snowing right now. There is good snow snow forecast for tonight and tomorrow. The skiing Friday was outstanding and just keeps getting better.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

For Those Who Like Skiing Powder

For those who like skiing powder, we are in a very good cycle. This morning we reported 6 inches of new snow.  Additional snowfall is expected this evening and there is actually snow in the forecast each day until Tuesday. Overall, our coverage is very good and, prior to this storm, the wind had filled in many troughs between moguls making a flat, buffed surface. Today's snow on top of that planar surface is delivering ideal conditions...................with more snow coming.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Shaping Up

I like the way this is shaping up. New snow on our buffed surface, we are going to have a sweet morning.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Beaver Bowl - East Side

Beaver Bowl is really buffed, especially the east side. I had a beautiful cruise down there leading to one of our new decks. There were no moguls. It was flat and sweet with a beautifully carve-able surface. Below the deck there are some great rolls leading into tree skiing and ultimately out to Lower Davis. Nothing, but pure, playful fun. Fantastic skiing.

Monday, February 11, 2019

This Kind Of Day

We are having this kind of day (see picture below). The Face, The Spine and Slalom Slope are about as buffed as they get. The north half of Slalom was absolutely perfect. I couldn't wipe the smile from my face after skiing it.

Beacon Bowl Update

We had another fun Beacon Bowl. As advertised, there were competitions and dog clinics and vendors and auctions and all kinds of fun. Tony  C auctioned off an old Pallavicini sign. All proceeds went to the Avalanche Center.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Beacon Bowl For CAIC - Saturday

Join us for the Beacon Bowl this Saturday. With activities going all day long, check out the beacon competition, avalanche dog demonstration, vendor village in Mountain Goat Plaza and one of the best apres ski parties of the season.

Tony C will be the Master of Ceremonies at the party and will be leading the live auction (that is a good laugh). There will be pizza, beer, raffles and a silent auction. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER. This is a day of fun and learning with a great party.......all for a good cause.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Super Dumping

It took a while for that storm to get here, but it is dumping now.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


Yesterday wasn't a snow day, but the wind was perfect. The place was buffed. From The Spine to The Face and from North Glade to Slalom Slope, the snow was smooth and the texture perfect. These are the conditions Basin skiers cherish. Easy and fun, this is a function of our aspect and elevation. Our above timberline location is ideal for creating this experience.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Looking For A Snowy Week

As much as I love a beautiful day like Saturday, I am hopeful for a snowy week.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Across The Bald Spot

After a great run skiing Bighorn and The Bald Spot, I couldn't resist taking this photo from the boot pack looking across The Bald Spot. It was that time of day with the magical light.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

The Wall

Gotta' love the East Wall.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Loafer and Davis - Skiing Nicely

The skiing and grooming on Loafer and Davis is really nice. I had beautiful runs on each of them this morning. I know when The Beavers opened these trails were a bit rougher than some of you liked. Some of you mentioned that to me. I think you will find a totally different story out there right now. The corduroy is smooth and fun. The cat drivers have done a terrific job getting them in shape. This involved a lot of work with the winch cat. More snow has also helped. Both trails have some steeper, more challenging pitches, but they are a great ride.