Sunday, May 19, 2019

Bock Fest Was Fun

It wasn't exactly ideal weather for standing outside drinking beer, but folks still managed to have some fun. The food, the beer and the music......... all outstanding. The Alpen (Alp) Horn was the biggest hit. I think it was a great way to kick off ANOTHER snowy week at The Basin. Plan on some very good skiing. Don't hang them up yet.

It's Coming Back

The terrain is coming back. With the cooler temps and a little bit of snow, we have re-opened some terrain. Pali and North Glade are open. MGD is open. North Pole and Willie's are open. Right now the bigger snow seems likely Monday, Monday night, Tuesday. It will be a good week of skiing.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

It's Cold, It's Snowing

There are those who don't like snowy, cold weather in mid to late May. Shame on them. As forecast, the temps have cooled off. It has been snowing lightly, with a few stronger bursts, all day. I just spent a few hours on the hill. With each lift ride, the snow was better and better. The Lower East Wall has re-opened. We should see continued unsettled weather with possibly the biggest snow Monday and Monday night. I look forward to a May 21 powder day.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Warm Temps, Cold Temps, Transition

The skiing has been great this week and it has been warm. Much of the steep terrain is now closed. Water has started moving through the snowpack. To avoid wet avalanches, we close terrain during these conditions. It is May 17th. Normally, I would say this terrain is closed for the season. Right now, I am not quite sure that is the case. The next week is forecast to be pretty cold with highs in the 30's and lows in the teens or 20's. We might even see some snow. The green, blue and some of the black terrain remains in excellent shape. We shall see what conditions bring this week.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Beaver Bowl

Beaver Bowl looks pretty good today. Coverage is still outstanding and the skiing and riding is mighty fine.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

June 9 - At Least

All along our plan has been to stay open 7 days a week through June 2. If conditions are still good June 2 and there is plenty of snow, we will stay open longer. Well, conditions now are incredible and we feel good about staying open longer than June 2. 

We will re-open for at least one extra weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday,  June 7, 8 and 9. AT LEAST ONE MORE WEEKEND.

And by the way, no sign of Lake Reveal yet.

Bock Fest - Sunday May 19

Put Sunday, May 19 on the calendar. We have a new festival, Bock Fest. This is a traditional German festival celebrating the coming of Spring. Enjoy Bock beer and German food. "The RhineLanders", with their alpen horn, accordion and trumpet will guarantee some fun. Bring your skis for the morning and your lederhosen for the afternoon. Don't miss this one.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Saturday Swimwear Day

What a beautiful ski day Saturday. Coverage on the hill continues to be extraordinary. The skiing and riding superb. There were a lot of quality swim and beach outfits on the hill despite a few snow flurries. The Shaking at The Basin Spring Concert was "ATOMGA". Everyone was dancing.