Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Too Quiet

It is weirdly quiet and I don't like it. I can't wait until this mess is over.


18 comments:

Unknown said...

Tough times... Praying for your reopen!

Anonymous said...

Chalk it up as done.

Alan Henceroth - COO said...

I hope you are wrong.

Anonymous said...

Al - I sure hope so too and nice to see you're still trying to be optimistic. Our yearly trip from TN is early May and since I met the Mrs. at Keystone this trip is important to us. Yet as much as we would absolutely hate missing it, we realize so many are suffering in various ways financially and health wise so we can't mope. I worked out there long before the cost of living went nuts so we understand and really feel for all those that work so hard to provide support for the industry. We sure hope to see you and the crew in about 6 weeks but if that's not meant to be, we wish everyone there the very best and we will make plans to get back to enjoy the Basin more than ever. Peace -DG

Anonymous said...

This isnt a mess. This is a matter of public health

Charles R Nathan said...

Hi All . It's Chuck Nathan. You guys will survive all this ! Hi to Kay and all !!!!!!!

Mike said...

It’s a mess. I don’t think al was implying it wasn’t necessary, or smart, or safe... Nor that he doesn’t care about his guests safety,but it is indeed a mess.

Anonymous said...

Reminded how often I take skiing and the Basin for granted. We are just lucky for all the days we get. Hope you can sneak some touring in during this next wave of snow. Be there the day it makes sense to reopen and ready to work.

Anonymous said...

We love you Basin and Al, we miss skiing but understand the greater good, praying for some spring on the Wall and Pali. Keep up the good, its already been a great year and more to come!

Frank said...

Some comments we are all feeling; it's weirdly quiet, reminded what we take for granted, can't wait to it's over. There's a silver lining, perhaps it's even gold; this is something that knows no boundaries, that every person is experiencing together. While the pain isn't evenly spread it's universally recognized. The challenges will bring us closer and make us kinder. Someday this will be over. And while we will have missed a lot of ski days and a lot of other things we'll have that experience, something we've been needing badly.

Mike H said...

April may be too early to reopen, but 11th-16th is a couple of good storms. May 19th, if it’s cold enough should be a big one too!

Anonymous said...

It's a dangerous mess but we're all in it together. No existing immunity for anyone. Sure the young have much better odds but even they can end up on a ventilator. When we finally make it back to the slopes hope to see all the familiar faces. Stay safe everyone. .. CM

Anonymous said...

God bless America and the skiers too.

Anonymous said...

To those who are judging the commenters that are lamenting the end of the season and optimistically hoping it will open again briefly before summer, please remember we are all experiencing loss, it is NORMAL and HEALTHY to mourn that loss. Try not to let your own fear and sense of loss cause you to lash out at others, thank you - peace!

John PZ said...

One of the saddest seasons in recent memory; almost every day that I made it up this season was a powder day. I was planning to really hit the slopes hard in March and April, knowing that these are some of the best powder months of the season, but alas, we are all stuck at home due to a true Black Swan event. You hear people talk about Black Swan's all the time, saying this Black Swam will ruin the economy, or this one will. But the definition of a Black Swan event is something that came out of nowhere, nobody foresaw it, it's was a surprise. Covid19 truly did come out of nowhere to wreck havoc on the world. I hope people use good judgement and stay indoors until early May, except to get supplies or drop something off. We will get through this, and if everyone works together we will all look back at this and laugh as we are happy and grateful to be stuck on US6/Loveland Pass waiting for a parking space at Abay. Better to take 3 hours to get to the Abay slopes, then not to be able to ski them at all!

Anonymous said...

No fear here bro. I ski backcountry and resorts and have been since 1979. Just skied a 14er the other day solo. That being said resorts are closing down for the season all over the country. Alyeska in alaska my old stomping grounds just closed its lifts for the season the other day. No matter the BC has new snow today and is always open 24/7.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should shut down all the ski resorts every bad flu season. That might save some lives. Or better, just keep everything shut down permanently. After all this coronavirus is less lethal than many bad flu strains, and some of those flu strains also have little to no herd immunity.

Knarf said...

@Anonymous, keep drinking the koolaid buddy. We have no idea yet the scope of this virus. In this country the only people being tested are those in the at risk category that also exhibit symptoms. So I can guarantee you the actual number most likely already rivals China's numbers but we jsut are not testing people because for some reason this country can't seem to get a handle on mass testing. We are averaging 23 test per million people, South Korea averaging 3,692 tests per million people, China 2,820 tests per million..how is this possible? It's an embarrassment..