A-Basin, CO 5-27&28-17

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A-Basin, CO 5-27&28-17

Postby EMSC » Mon May 29, 2017 4:50 pm

My brother wanted to ski on his birthday in late May, and so booked tix about 6 weeks out, coming from Pittsburgh. Certainly a solid year to choose to do so. Things have been cool and fairly snowy since mid April.

We ended up getting half a day on Sat, driving straight from the airport into cold and snowy conditions with about 2+" of new cream cheese density snow; starting about when we arrived. Not great visibility and the upper half of the mtn was frozen underneath. Lower half (e.g. BML) was soft spring snow despite the heavy snow showers.

Day 2 was perfect spring day once temps got to freezing mark around 10:30a. Fortunately we arrived only at 10a since the mornings report had 19F as the 5a temp.

It was also a beer festival on Sunday and they had bands playing in mid mtn, inside 6th alley bar and outside both days. That's a lot of bands for one small area. Though quite a decent crowd both days.

Operationally Zuma closed mid week and shut for the season due to a mechanical issue. Given the cold temps reducing avi danger they shifted operations to re-open the Pali lift. Not worth frozen moguls on Sat, but very mice Sunday. On Sunday they also ran Norway lift given the reasonably large crowds.

I'll try to post some cell pics but my flight to Euro land is now boarding...
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Re: A-Basin, CO 5-27&28-17

Postby EMSC » Mon May 29, 2017 5:01 pm

Some pics.
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