Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bumpy's Beacon Basin is Open

"Beacon Basin is open," reports A-Basin Ski Patroller and former Pro Mogul Tour star, Brian York, AKA "Bumpy." The Arapahoe Basin Ski Patrol and Backcountry Access (BCA) have teamed together to run this avalanche beacon training area. According to Bumpy, "people need to practice with their beacons if they expect to be able to use them effectively in an emergency." Beacon Basin offers pre-buried and transmitting devices that allow people to brush up on their beacon finding skills. Beacon Basin is immediately east of the bottom of Lenawee Mountain Lift.