Saturday, February 8, 2020

Typical 15" Powder Day

Today was just your typical 15" (29" in 2 days) Saturday powder day. Some grey skies turned into sunny skies. We had a good turnout of skiers and riders. I did a little shoveling. I parked a few cars. Skied the 4th Steep Gully with the Ikon Pass POW "Road Icons Crew." I spent a wonderful hour with Alex, Tay, Thor and Johnny. They are a team with great spirit on a tour of  some of the best resorts in North America. After leaving them I had a little charcuterie and a latte at Il Rifugio. I spent another hour with various staff members debriefing on the day. In an hour Kay and I will hike up to Black Mountain Lodge for the Pacific Rim Moonlight Dinner. After hiking down and getting a good night's sleep we are going to have to spend Sunday skiing powder at The Basin. That's right, Sunday will be another powder day.

Arapahoe Basin is a pretty good place to hang out (and work).


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lift lines were horrible. So was parking. Hopefully you're looking at how the Ikon pass contributes to horrible lines and parking. And hopefully you've only signed a 1 year contract with Alterra. I'm pretty sure you can make it without Alterra. Loveland does. If additional revenue is needed, joining the Powder Alliance is a better fit with the Basin than Alterra.

Joe Taylor said...

Yesterday was the first Saturday with some lines and full parking lots. It doesn't compare to the traffic with Epic. I thought the A Basin crews did a great job keeping people moving, fed, and happy. Saw pics of Vail lift lines Friday. One or two days with heavier traffic is ok. It was a Powder Day, what would you expect. Chill!

Anonymous said...

You are kidding right? Epic snowfalls on a weekend and you are complaining about crowds.

Every resort was going to be packed yesterday. Get over yourself