October 9, 2018

  • 6:16am

    Now that was a good night. We had a few more inches of snow. The temperature dropped another 10 degrees after dark. The snowmakers have their system operating at near capacity. The forecast looks very promising. The Basin is a snowy, cold place this morning.

October 8, 2018

  • 6:45am

    We had some snow last night. I think this is our snowiest morning so far. The temperatures were not quite cold enough to make snow. We should see a little more snow today and we should have good snowmaking temperatures tonight. This ought to be a good week.

October 7, 2018

  • 8:49pm

    The last couple of days we were able to enjoy a weekend get away on the via ferrata in Telluride. With the snowy/cold forecast, this week is going to be all work. My favorite kind of work. Snow, snow, snow.

October 6, 2018

October 5, 2018

October 4, 2018

  • 4:07pm

    It has been kind of a funny day around here. We had some rain showers. We had some snow showers. We had some slushy-sleety showers. Then the sun popped out. Even with the sun, there is quite the chill in the air. As I pack my bag for the day, the sky is dark and it appears as though the next wave of moisture is about to move in. Fall is a good time in the mountains.

October 3, 2018

  • 7:29pm

    Here is a nice photo of The Basin taken this afternoon from near Loveland Pass. You can see a few snowmaking patches on High Noon. The forecast calls for some natural snow and some good snowmaking temperatures. I don't think we have many days left this Fall that will be this snow free.

October 2, 2018

October 1, 2018

  • 10:25am

    Saturday evening, as I was driving up to The Basin, I caught this amazing light on The Beavers and Steep Gullies. Yes, if you look very closely in the right, upper portion of the image, those are Beavers Lift towers.

September 30, 2018

  • 8:58pm

    The motor room made it to the Summit last night and the wire rope made it up today. Both traveled on the crawler. The wire rope is on a very large spool just like a spool of thread. The motor room is now set on its towers. It still needs its glass and a few more parts. These two items are the heaviest parts of the lift. Both are very difficult to move through rugged terrain. As many of you know, our summer service road is a pretty tough drive. That drive becomes incredibly difficult once it has snow on it. Needless to say, I heaved a great sigh of relief once I knew these pieces were on the top before we receive significant snowfall.

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