December 14, 2018

  • 5:00am

    You might see a pack of employees in blue jackets chasing around one or two patrollers. This is the 2018-19 class of rookie patrollers. Over the last couple of seasons, we have been bumping up the size of our patrol in preparation for The Beavers and Steep Gullies. You might see these guys learning how to run toboggans, evacuate chairlifts, put up rope closures or move snowfences around. Most of them have previous ski patrol experience elsewhere or have worked in other departments at The Basin. Take a moment to welcome and get to know the new team members.


December 13, 2018

December 12, 2018

  • 5:00am

    The "Good Wind" was blowing Tuesday. As any tried and true A-Basin die-hard knows, there are certain winds that are very kind to A-Basin. They fill in areas with soft and flat, buffed out snow. I think it is like skiing on velvet. Some areas favored by these winds are Dragon and The Knolls. Marmot, in The Beavers, was filling in yesterday.  My particular favorite buffed out run is, of course, The Spine. I love the "Good Wind".


December 11, 2018

  • 4:40pm

    Arapahoe Basin's Principal Founder and first President, Larry Jump, was a 10th Mountain Division soldier serving in Europe and the Aleutians during World War II. We proudly support our Armed Services and right now are offering a smoking, hot deal on Military Passes. All active duty service members, their dependents and veterans are eligible for an A-Basin Military Pass for $99. Eligible people need to bring a military pass or proof of military service to get this deal.

    The $99 price is valid through January 7, 2019. Beginning January 8, 2019, the price goes up to $159.

    Earlier this season Vail also offered a $99 Military Pass for their resorts. While we have a cooperative agreement with Vail on many pass products, their military pass offer was outside of our agreement. I know some people thought that product was good at A-Basin. Unfortunately, it wasn't. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

December 10, 2018

December 9, 2018

  • 10:11pm

    It was a beautiful, brisk day skiing at The Basin. I found great snow on the Front Side on Pali, North Glade and Standard / Lower International. Found the same on Durrance in Montezuma Bowl and in Beaver Bowl in The Beavers. Again, we had another pretty busy day, but outside of the base area and Black Mountain Lodge, the place felt like a ghost town.


December 8, 2018

December 7, 2018

  • 5:16pm

    What a day !!!! I am not sure it could have been much better. With Zuma opening, all of our chairlifts are open for the season. The skiing was just fantastic. On top of groomed terrain in the central corridor, MGD opened right off the bat and we had some limited skiing in West Zuma. There were many, many happy faces, on guests and employees.

    To make it even better, I wandered over to Pali and then The Beavers about noon and then back to Zuma again. We had a fairly busy day for a Friday and there were no lift lines. Having all the lifts open really spread people out.

    To top that off, our new kitchen opened today (more on that in a later post).

    Oh yeah, The Spine and Rock Garden were just about perfect.








December 6, 2018

  • 3:23pm

    You heard it. Montezuma Bowl will open mid-morning Friday. To start with, you will be able to ski Columbine, much of Larkspur, Independence and The Fourteeners. As the day progresses, MGD should open up. After that, who knows, there could be a surprise or two.What a great start. This morning's un-forecasted 4" of new snow will really buff things out. Since we first opened the Bowl in January 2008, this will be its earliest opening date.

    The "Surprises" are what I like.


December 5, 2018

  • 9:58pm

    I found some exceptional snow in Marmot today. Packed nicely and very soft, the turns were sweet. Just below timberline I cut left to the bottom corner of Beaver Bowl. There, I found one of our new picnic decks. Not a bad place to catch your breath, eat a sandwich, chat with friends or soak in the view.

    Looking at the webcams this evenings, it looks like we have 3 or 4 inches of new snow since closing. The morning should deliver some very nice skiing. Towards the end of the day Thursday, look for an update on the Montezuma Bowl opening.


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December 10, 2018
Riding The Beavers Lift provides some new and very different vistas. One of my favorites is, as we near the top while riding, the East Wall and Black Mountain provide a stunning view.
December 9, 2018
It was a beautiful, brisk day skiing at The Basin. I found great snow on the Front Side on Pali, North Glade and Standard / Lower International. Found the same on Durrance in Montezuma Bowl and in Bea...
December 6, 2018
You heard it. Montezuma Bowl will open mid-morning Friday. To start with, you will be able to ski Columbine, much of Larkspur, Independence and The Fourteeners. As the day progresses, MGD should open...