August 10, 2018

  • 7:52pm

    We have had a great summer for fireweed (chamaenerion angustifoliu), one of our most common and most beautiful flowers. There are all over Lower Sundance and other parts of the Lower Mountain. It seems like each year we have more and more of it. Great to wander through them when they are blossoming. I like it.



August 9, 2018

  • 8:57pm

    Between Loafer and Davis, you will find another classic set of trails, The Dog Woods. Four gladed trails, Alex, Jaeger, Jetta and Digger, were named after our our first four avalanche dogs. These four working animals had three handlers, Pete Heckman (Alex), Rob Ware (Jaeger and Jetta) and Tom Gross (Digger). These teams paved the way for today's avalanche rescue dog program.

    You will love these gladed, black trails. They can be accessed from the right side of Loafer just below timberline. The trees spacing is ideal and you will be surprised by the steepness of some of the pitches, particularly on Jetta. This will be some very fun exploring.


August 8, 2018

  • 6:55am

    As I have stated before, many of the names in the Beavers reflect historical places or people. Glockenspiel Glade is no exception. Back in the early days, Powderkeg was known as Glockenspiel Glade. This might be one of your favorite runs in the Beavers. Its upper portion parallels Loafer just to the west. It starts out relatively cruisey and ultimate rolls into steeper terrain. The glading there is perfect. Eventually it runs into our western traverse, The Last Waltz, before bringing riders back to the bottom of the Beavers Lift.


August 4, 2018

August 2, 2018

August 1, 2018

  • 9:28pm

    More pictures of the Spider Hoe tip toeing its way down the lift line. The machine is down to the last few tower holes. The lift will have a total of 15 towers. Once it gets to the bottom, it will start working on the bottom terminal and lift maze sites. A second spider hoe will join it for this work.



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July 31, 2018

July 30, 2018

  • 5:00am

    I downloaded Pali Lift this week. That is one steep chairlift with some extraordinary views. Some people claim it is the best chairlift anywhere. I might be one of those people.



July 29, 2018

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July 22, 2018
Despite a bit of a smoky day, 32 runners joined us for our second trail race of the season. Athletes ran up the Argentine / North Fork Trail to Black Mountain Lodge. From there, it was up to the top o...
July 18, 2018
The Argentine North Fork Trail winds its way from Mountain Goat Plaza in the base area up to Black Mountain Lodge. It is an easy 2 mile walk or a moderate 2 mile bike ride with a couple of tight, clim...
July 17, 2018
Here is a nice Summer view of the top of Pali from the top of Black Mountain Express. Slalom Slope, in particular, is a very lush, steep tundra slope. That lift is such an A-Basin icon. No doubt, it i...