Thursday, June 4, 2020

Closing Day - Sunday, June 7

The last day of the ski season will be Sunday, June 7. Every season, no matter how hard we try and stop it, the snow still melts. The cat drivers push and pile it for months on end. Even so, the snow still melts. We think Sunday is a good day to close out the season. The snow is almost gone.

No doubt this has been an extremely trying and difficult season for all of us. While glad we squeezed an additional 12 days in before the final snow-melt, I know each of us wanted so much more skiing. I am so bummed that not everyone had a chance to ski.  This season has been unprecedented.

Thank you for your tremendous support. Thank you for helping us get through this worldwide pandemic. Thank you for being part of The Basin. I hope to see you on the hill this summer and again next winter.

Al


Lake Reveal

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

while not everyone was fortunate enough to win a lottery spot i applaud abasin's successful covid implementation- crowds were dispersed and safety was prioritized.

Anonymous said...

Sure hope next years ski season is not all jacked up !

COsouthpaw said...

Thank you and your team for all of the extra effort and planning, Alan!

Anonymous said...

Fall skiing is only about 4 months away, and I'm concerned with what it will look like. Sadly, I won't be renewing my A-Basin season pass for next year, but in no way is that A-Basin's fault. If lotteries for skiing still exists, I'll need a pass that gives me a chance for more than one resort. So Ikon pass, here I come. Gives me a shot at A-Basin, Copper and WP. Still hope to get 7 days in at A Basin, so see you next year!

Anonymous said...

A huge THANK YOU to the ABasin Staff for the extra time!
Will miss Pali, but look forward to the replacement next season.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reopening when you could. I was happy to get a day in on the hill today. While it was a slightly different vibe - I could still tell people had smiles on behind their masks and were just happy to be there. I call it mountain therapy. I enjoyed the sun and clouds, a tasty snack up at BML, and watching a mountain goat munching on some grass just below Zuma upper chair terminal on my way to Humbug. It felt great to be back up even in a limited fashion.

Everyone did a great job adhering to the rules and guidelines. Masks, distancing, etc. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out.

I had my 1 day at the Basin post reopening and I'm happily hanging up the gear for the year. Can't wait to see you all next season.

Keep up the good work.

Mike said...

Thanks Al and all of staff at A Basin. I had a great regular season and was lucky to get a reopening day. The reopening was done very well and it was so great to get a spring skiing day in. My daughter and I have renewed our season passes for next year and are really looking forward to it. Have a wonderful summer.

Jason said...

Thank you Al. I appreciate the effort everyone put into this.

Anonymous said...

Al, thank you and your crew so much for all the hard work! You are truly LEGENDary, and I'm so happy I was able to ski one more day. Your live troubleshooting of this unprecedented experience was assuredly difficult, but much appreciated. I know you made a lot of people happy to have one last taste of glory this season; you sure put a smile on my (masked) face and left a memory that will last a lifetime. I can't thank you enough. The greatest ski resort in North America keeps on delivering!

Anonymous said...

I also want to thank all of the A Basin staff for their efforts in reopening. It meant so much to me and my wife to get to fly down the mountain again, skim lake reveal a few times and really get the mind/body renewal that we all need right now. Sincerely, thank you.

Steve D said...

A Basin - A diamond in the rough. great little ski area been skiing there off and on for decades. Some years I make it there some years I don't. This was a don't. Skiing this year was a don't but someday I hope it comes back like the old days.

Spinbackwards said...

Gracias, Al, and to everyone @ the Basin. Y'all are a big reason why I make turns there.

Season pass renewed for 20/21.

Peace and love,

Anonymous said...

It was a great year, Alan. I look forward to hiking Lenawee Mountain this summer and look forward to skiing in October. It was very cool that you guys reopened.

JoeC said...

Thank you Al, ABasin staff, and volunteers . . . skiing again this year meant alot to me, you all are the best with passion for the sport as great as any user . . . regardless of the vehicle/mode, THE BEST HANDS DOWN at listening you your user base . . . always trying to accommodate each and every one of us. THANK YOU !!

Mountain Girl in the City said...

The Basin is a class act. To Al and everybody, thanks for all of your arduous work, the many hats you wear and the joy you inspire.

Anonymous said...

Al = GOAT

Anonymous said...

So different from last year- I remember standing in line for 2 hours to buy a 4th of July Basin T-shirt, frustrated over the wait. Now, I would give anything to go back to standing in that line. 2020 is a lesson for everyone, enjoy the little things in life, because you just never know how long they'll last...

Thanks, Al.

Anonymous said...

I am now 0/6 or 0/7 on the lottery...one more chance tomorrow I guess.

Anonymous said...

It's surreal to be feeling intense gratitude for the opportunity to get out and ski twice this last week, and yet simultaneously to be also filled with a sadness the show can't go on for a bit longer. Getting out on the hill provided an utter renewal of spirit and has changed the entire trajectory of this year for me. Life doesn't stop, and for many of us, we've had to deal with a personal health issue or loss of a family member (or both in my case) on top of the reaction to the virus. Getting out on the hill this 49 year old was like a kid again and I didn't have one ruminating thought about 'stuff' for more than 12 hours.

Thanks so much for making this happen! I cannot put into words how important it was to get out there again. See you in October if not sooner!

Sending much love to the A Basin Family!

Anonymous said...

Just go backcountry skiing... you can ski as much as you like

Anonymous said...

nothing yet...hoping not to to o for 10 or so entries...


Anonymous said...

Well, no good karma for me. To go 0 for however number of times I entered is depressing as an ABasin pass holder. I took a leap of faith and renewed my pass for next year, hoping that something significantly better can be done than this lottery. Some pass-holders skiing multiple times while others have heard nothing but crickets is pretty un-acceptable. I really hope we end up in a better situation next season one way or another. I really enjoy skiing at ABasin and hope I don't regret my choice to renew.