Saturday, February 4, 2023

Staff Changes

Last month long time A-Basin Vice President Peggy Hiller moved on to become the CEO of the Professional Ski Instructors of America. That was a big loss for us, but we have taken the opportunity to restructure and reorganize. I am very proud to announce the following staff changes.

Jesse True is the Vice President of Marketing and Skier Services, Maggie Murray is the Vice President of Finance, Tony Cammarata is the Director of Development and Planning and Louis Skowyra is the Director of Mountain Operations. Important to many of you, Jesse's favorite skiing is the buffed snow on The Spine, Maggie likes Groswold, except during East Wall season, she likes the Willie's staircase, Louis follows the wind and especially likes The Beavers and Lenawee Parks and Tony likes to slide between the trees in North Glade.

Looking forward, I am not sure we could find four better leaders than Jesse, Maggie, Tony and Louis to guide us along the way. Each of them has been instrumental in our quest to offer an experience found nowhere else. We are intentionally different. I could not be more excited for the coming years.

Maggie Murray

Louis Skowyra

Jesse True

Tony Cammarata

Friday, February 3, 2023

East Wall

I think it is time to start talking about the East Wall. Essentially it is the last terrain to be opened.  And it has some snow. The Snow Safety Team has begun their work. Today that involved the deployment of several large explosives from the Tree Chutes to Jet Chute. There were many slides including significant avalanches in TC 7, Birthday Chute and Willie's Wide. This is a great start, but there is a long way to go.

Don't ask. I don't know the answer to the "When is the East Wall opening?" question. The good news is, we have snow and the work has begun.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

From The Top Of Jump

I think the steepest run in Montezuma Bowl is Jump. The snow out there is in great shape right now. And the view isn't too bad either. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023


Bluebird today. After a very snowy week, I am not sure today could have been more stunning and spectacular. Every place I went had awesome skiing. Today's special treats were in Bighorn in The Beavers and Jump in Montezuma Bowl. I think this photo says it all.


Monday, January 30, 2023

Should Be Good Tuesday

With the snow we have had the last several days and the snow stake looking like this at 7:15 Monday night, I think the skiing Tuesday is going to be pretty darn good.

More Goods On The Steep Gullies

 It has been dumping all day  !!!

Sunday, January 29, 2023

First Steep Gullies Run

Always fun, today I had my first Steep Gullies run of the season. There was a significant avalanche cycle in December that flushed out the starting zones. Skiing the 2nd, we tip toed and slow turn-stopped our way down the first third of the path. It was bony and tricky. That said, all the snow from the cycle had to go somewhere. The lower two thirds of the path was filled with deep new snow including a foot of fresh powder on top. That skiing was fantastic and made my day. We topped it off with a very nice 20 minute walk back to Pali Lift. The Steep Gullies experience is so unique and not found in many other places.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

A Deep 6 Inches

Today was a beauty. It snowed heavily last night. One guy told me the snow was a foot deep in places. People were loving life. I skied a bit in the afternoon and found great snow everywhere I went. The forecast looks unsettled for the next few days, particularly on Monday. I will be seriously enjoying my day off tomorrow - skiing at The Basin.