Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend

We have had a very strong May for Snowfall getting about 3 1/2 feet of snow. Check out these photos taken from the Top of Pali this morning. This is my kind of Memorial Day weekend.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Lake Reveal

Not much sign of Lake Reveal yet.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Lately I have been seeing Uber vehicles dropping skiers off at The Basin. I am not sure how many vehicles are out there in Summit County but, this could be another option for some people to get to The Basin on a busy day.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Summit Stage and Festival of the Brewpubs

Join us this Sunday for our biggest event of the season, The Festival of the Brewpubs. More than a dozen Colorado breweries will be sharing their beers. We will have plenty of food for everyone and The Freddy Jones will entertain the crowd.

The Summit Stage will be running both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Sunday is the final day of the season for The Stage. Spend the morning skiing and the afternoon eating and tasting beers. Use the Summit Stage to get down the hill. Always fun.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Extra Weekend

We are going to stay open for at least one extra weekend. We will close for seven day a week operations of Sunday, June 4. We will be closed Monday thru Thursday and we will re-open for skiing and riding Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 9, 10 and 11. Beyond that, we will have to wait and see.

Check out this picture of skiing Beaver Bowl this morning.

Monday, May 22, 2017


Today's start was spectacular. 3 inches of new snow. Blue skies. Perfect grooming. Outstanding skiing and riding. Like it often happens in the Spring, afternoon clouds, and eventually showers, rolled in. Snow and more snow. I just checked the snow cam. It is still snowing with a few (I like the term several) inches on the stake.

Tuesday is going to be another powder day. Forget about that bike for a few more days and go skiing.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 21 Ski Lap

With all the excitement of the last few days, I don't think we talked enough about how really special and outstanding the skiing was, especially for mid-May. Yes, we had about 2 feet of snow. We have had prime, mid-winter conditions. Today I made an awesome lap around the ski area skiing The Spine, 3rd Alley, West Wall, Long Chute in Zuma Bowl, hiked North Pole and skied East Vertical Cornice and then finished the tour with a Willy's hike and a ski down Booger.  That may have been my last pass of the season through the Snorkel Door.  It was a good one.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

It Turned Into A Good, Busy Day

The day turned out nicely. We had light snow showers off and on. The sun never really popped out like I was expecting. There was good hiking and skiing in North Pole and Willy's Wide. The Alleys skied well. It was a little chilly for a Swimwear Festival. A few bikini wearers braved the cold. Whitewater Ramble gave us a good show.

Despite having quite a few more people here today than yesterday, the parking went much more smoothly. People arrived very early. Very few cars parked on the highway. The Summit Stage ran a couple of buses and a lot of people parked at River Run in Keystone. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the people that made it such a fun day.

Hiking Up The Willy's Staircase