Today turned out to be a fun day at Snowbasin. You never can tell. Rainy and drizzly on the valley floor this morning and a bit foggy at the base. I expected it to be a rough day. However, we rose above the fog on the first gondi ride and had pretty good vis for as flat as it was. There was a 2-3″ fresh layer in spots on top of the base provided for spring like conditions on the 3rd of December.
Spent the morning with some shredders, Alex, Nate and Nick. Tim E. was with and Alex R. was capturing video.
Friday was yet another great day at Snowbasin. Sunny and clear all day with plenty of powder if you know where to look. Cinnabar Lounge is now serving food and refreshments and is a great place to relax at the end of the day. A bowl of chili for lunch was just right.
Snowbasin had what many consider it’s best opening day EVER on Thursday!! Bluebird, Powder, Opening Day.
Skiers and riders of all ages started their Thanksgiving feasts with tons of untracked lines of POWDER. WhooHooo!! It was awesome, everyone was smiling and happy about the bluebird conditions and the fact that over 30% of the mountain is already open. Temperatures were cold at times but that didn’t stop people for enjoying the great conditions. You’ll also notice lots of new park features. There’s still lots of powder up there if you know how to scrounge for it and aren’t afraid to walk a bit. However, keep in mind that it is still early in the season, not only is there brush visible in spots but there are also big rocks that remain uncovered off piste. Please be careful and cautious during early season conditions and try to stay on trail for a while until we get some more storms. Snowmaking continues and temperatures remain cool so there is plenty more snow to ride on. Hope to see you this weekend.
The NASTAR run has been moved up the mountain from City Hill to Bullwinkle. The new location will provide variety of new terrain, including a couple of steep pitches. The course was moved to help ease congestion on the lower part of the mountain. NASTAR will run Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting) and all holidays.
Snowbasin received between 4-6 inches of new snow from the last storm and we were able to make snow for 36 hours. We have a new pump and two new fan guns to enhance the quality and consistency of early season conditions. We are still anticipating a Nov. 25th opening day.