Friday, April 9, 2021

Enduro

The Arapahoe Basin Enduro is coming up this Wednesday, April 14. 35 teams of two will ski designated laps on Pali for 10 hours. For a few, there are bragging rights involved to ski the most runs. For everyone else it is a fantastic day of friendship and comradery, enjoying the Pali Chair and terrain. When I was younger, I did it five times with my son. For me, the post event always involved a lot of ice and ibuprofen. But, we had a blast.

In addition to the skiing, the event is a major fundraiser for a local cause. This year all the proceeds will go to A-Basin Snowcat Operator Scott Buell. He had a stroke in December. While he is back at work, funds raised will help him defray medical costs.

Chef Rybak will be hosting a small 6th Alley Dinner Wednesday night with tuna poke, grilled wagyu sirloin and chocolate lava cake. Space is still available. From Monday through Friday there will be a virtual silent auction for the fundraiser. There will all kinds goodies for auction including a couple of Pallavicini trail signs.

All and all, this is a really fun event and it is for a great cause. To sign up for dinner or to learn more go to:

A-Basin Enduro



Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter

I am sure many of you know our Snowsports Instructor Extraordinaire, Tim Stroh. Recently, Tim shared these two photos of his mother, Carla Higbie, enjoying Easter Sunday, April 6, 1958 at Arapahoe Basin. She looks beautiful in her very snazzy Easter bonnet. Looking back 63 years, the East Wall looks very much the same. Sundance and High Noon are recognizable, but they have morphed a bit over time. I think I understand the origins of Tim's passion for skiing. What a great story these photos tell. I love it.



Tim Stroh at the same place April 2, 2021.



Saturday, April 3, 2021

Zuma Lift

At The Basin, Spring Skiing comes to Montezuma Bowl first. Larkspur and Columbine are awesome groomers. Long Chute is occasionally groomed and fun in the Spring whether groomed or not. Moving progressively to the W/SW skiers can enjoy the slush bumps in MGD and West Zuma. That Zuma Lift is a good ride.


 

Friday, April 2, 2021

Hanging Out With Friends

Hanging out with your friends at A-Basin. Doing a little snowboarding. Soaking in the big view. Not a bad day. Actually, to me it is a perfect day - although I am not much of snowboarder. I'd be skiing.


 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Spring Time

After we closed yesterday I skinned up the hill. The place was pure perfection. We are in for a few bluebird days. March has been a good month with 51 inches of snow. We have flirted with Spring, but it hasn't really, really sprung yet - until today. We are expecting temps near 40 today. Today is gorgeous. Spring has arrived.