Saturday, April 29, 2017

Quite A Day

We did have some parking challenges this morning. There is a certain condition that happens a few times each ski season. Today was one of those days. Most of the other areas are closed. We get a bunch of snow. The skiing is fantastic. And a weekend rolls around. And way more people show up than we have parking for. People get stuck in traffic and then there is not a parking spot for everyone. That happened today. Interestingly, the same thing happened last year on the last Saturday of April.

Of course most people did get a parking spot and had a great day skiing. The Summit Stage ran some extra buses.  Not everyone was able to park at the ski area and some were quite upset. I received comments like, "you over market," "your parking sucks," "you are an idiot," etc. I am always bummed and sorry when we can't fit everyone in who wants to be here.

The Basin is a wonderful place and sometimes more people show up than we have capacity for. It is like showing up at great restaraunt to find an 1 1/2 hour wait for a table.

As always, I will stick to some very strong messages for busy days. Carpool. Ride the Summit Stage. Arrive Early OR Arrive Late. Plan Ahead. The Basin has a lot of great skiing. I want to see everyone enjoy the place. Unfortunately, not everyone can enjoy at once. We all tried to enjoy it at once this morning.