Thursday, March 19, 2020

Updated Executive Order

Last night Governor Polis extended his Executive Order keeping Colorado resorts closed through April 6, 2020.  Executive Order.  This was not a surprise. Following the news and updates from the State of Colorado and Summit County governments, it is very clear that we are a ways from approaching normalcy. I was glad to see the Governor only add two more weeks to the closure. We can manage this crisis in smaller bites. He can always extend the closure if necessary. And, sooner or later, we are going the get Arapahoe Basin open again.

The forecast calls for heavy snow today. It has just begun and is very windy up here now. It is good to know the mountain is still here and snow is still falling.



21 comments:

. said...

Consider it all done for months to come.....not even close to the top of the bell curve. #legending

andrew b said...

What about uphill access? I can go skin at Loveland, Keystone, Breck, Vail, Beaver Creek, or even Meadow Mountain. But the one resort I paid for uphill access I can't go to? Super weird move, guys.

Anonymous said...

So go to Loveland, Keystone, Breck, Vail, Beaver Creek, or even Meadow Mountain. And if you do get COVID-19, and get unlucky and require hospitalization, but can't get in because all the beds are full, you can use your misplaced frustration with A Basin to keep you company.

. said...

shut up Andrew.

Anonymous said...

Hey Al, would love to be able ask when ya going to open twice in one season.

One favor to ask, every once in awhile go stand in front the BML webcam and give us a wave, would help of us hunkered down smile.

Anonymous said...

Could you put a ruler on your snow cam?

Anonymous said...

If I recall correctly uphill access is free. One just needs to ask for it at the CS office.

andrew b said...

Excellent use of internet anonymity, Commenters. @Anonymous, how do you suppose I would get COVID-19 skinning uphill with my wife? I'm also not stopping at any gas stations or coffee shops to get infected on the way, as I actually am a local, living within 15 min of the resort. I will go to one of those other mountains to skin this weekend, but "Why should I have to" is the point. I'm also a physician who is still continuing to work and take care of people while otherwise practicing universal precautions. So, am I more likely to get this virus at home, at work, or in nature? That's just a weird take.

Also, @Anonymous, the other anonymous, Uphill Access used to be free. Now it is $30 per year for non A-Basin passholders and free for A Basin passholders. Since my family is all A Basin passholders, trying to support the resort on it's first Epic-less year, we didn't techincally "pay" for our uphill passes, but it is a $30 benefit of our pass.

Anonymous said...

Good one, Al. The mountain is still here and the snow still falling. We all need to keep that in mind.

Anonymous said...

What makes you think that uphill access has more rights than season passholders?

There is a risk that a bunch of people dying and you complain for $30? Gee, I would rather hide my identity. But to each its own

Ariansmith said...

The back country is probably going nuts.

Anonymous said...

https://opensnow.com/news/post/an-update-from-the-opensnow-team

To quote from the above article

"If you do continue to make turns, we have received requests directly from first responders who are a part of the OpenSnow community that they do not want people coming to mountain towns and do not want to deal with potential snow-related injuries when their focus should be on the COVID-19 virus."

Anonymous said...

Ok dad we will make you happy and not ski the backcountry.
NOT !!

Anonymous said...

Pretty cavalier attitude you have about your wife's health you have there, Doc.

Lawrence Romeo said...

It was an incredible ski day today !

Anonymous said...

In times of crisis, it's amazing the folks that don't even try to make sense of things. They can't overcome their own selfishness, lose all ability to rationalize, and just can't overcome sheer ignorance. And when you read many of the comments on the blog you realize I'm not just referring to 1600 Penn Ave. - but it certainly is glaring there. DG

Anonymous said...

Dr B- saving lives, one toe at a time.

Anonymous said...

2 Weeks ago i was tearing around arapahoe in amazing conditions happy as a clam. This year i had in 20 days in 5 different resorts already. 2 weeks later different story no work and thinking about rent,food,toilet paper and how to survive this crisis. Skiing now is not even in the top 10 worries. We need god now more than ever to deliver us from this disaster. God bless America

Anonymous said...

Great day in the BC today.

If you want to ski, go ski. A basin has nothing to do with it

Unknown said...

You shoud check the recent instagram post from @berthoudpass i bet cdot will close off the lots soon. The plows were pushing cars out of the way!

Anonymous said...

Cant you just ask God to cure everyone from the virus?
Doesn't God have control over everything?