Friday, February 14, 2020

East Wall Opened Today

The East Wall opened today about 1:45. The Ski Patrol has been working on it for weeks. They triggered one pretty big slide on the right flank of Corner Chute shown in the pictures below. The Patrol opened the area below the traverse out to the Hot-Cold Closure below Corner Chute. Especially in the early East Wall season, the area tends to open and close as conditions change. Another storm is brewing for Sunday and Monday that could impact conditions and the open/closed status.

I squeezed in a couple runs. It was my kind of fun.





12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Understandably excited to see the last large area of terrain open. That said, it's hard not to have felt a little cheated by your social media team after the last couple days. From today, "Are you blacked out this weekend? Grab a ticket for $59. We have a feeling there might be new terrain opening ;)" Yes, literally a wink face and a picture of the East Wall. I'm not a literary genius, but I certainly interpreted that as PR using the East Wall to bait people into buying day tickets. And yet you opened the wall today.. Shame on naive me, I guess?

Anonymous said...

it's a business that has to make money to survive so get over it. If you are feeling personally slighted by what you see a business doing on their social media channels to remain competitive and viable you have bigger issues. So, yeah....shame on you fo'sho

Ski the basin said...

Don’t like it??? Then take yourself and your $$$ somewhere else! Sure Breck and Keystone will gladly take you and your $$$.

Anonymous said...

Abay received a lot of snow over the last few weeks. I was there yesterday and they were blasting almost all day. A PR stunt... I doubt it but even if so it is okay and very good efforts by ski patrol putting in all the hard work trying to open this awesome but challenging terrain.

Anonymous said...

A bay is not a noun! Its A Basin or Arapahoe Basin. A Bay is a body of water.

Anonymous said...

So it is a noun?

Anonymous said...

Without profits any ski resort (business) will fail. No resort means no skiing. Thanks to Al for the info. Lb

Anonymous said...

yes. shame on naive you. you got it

Anonymous said...


bay.

[bā]

NOUN
.

a broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inward

Anonymous said...

LB.... no disrespect, but there is a ton of great skiing with no resorts.

Try it sometime, you wont go back

Anonymous said...

Who would actually want to ski this deathtrap of a run.

Anonymous said...

As far as I know A-Basin has always made terrain opening decisions based on suitability and guest safety, not in coordination with a light-hearted post by the marketing people. Shame on you indeed if you expected that to change.

Also, a body of water is definitely a noun. But A-bay is a popular and widely-used abbreviation for Arapahoe Basin. If you don't like it, now you know how I feel about the plural apostrophe. Sisyphean task to try to fight it.