Al's Blog: Dark and Stormy arapahoebasin.blogspot.com I am not talking about the drink. We have had some clouds and light rain roll in this afternoon. The weather here can create some dramatic images. It sounds like it is really raining down in the Front Range. The mountain looks really good. The grass and brush is green and high.
Al's Blog: Back From Vacation arapahoebasin.blogspot.com Just rolled backed into town after a couple of good river trips. Kay and I and some friends floated Hells Canyon on the Snake River and the Rogue River in Oregon. Lots of good rapids, great scenery, wildlife (4 black bears on the Rogue) and great fun.I missed a lot while I was gone. Yoga on the Mountain and the Trail Run and BBQ appear to have been big hits. I pulled in last night and wandered around the ski area for a while. The Kid Center construction is moving right along and the mountain looks to be in peak summer condition. Vacation was fun, but it is always good to show back up at The Basin.
Kids (Snowsports) Center construction 2014-15 Last season, we built something for the adults (6th Alley, woot!); this season, we're building something for the kids! Follow along with the construction of our new $3.2 million Kids Center. This three-story building will be home to our First Aid Room, snowsports check-in, kids rentals and the place where kids in our lessons and programs can relax off the hill. The building is estimated to be completed in 2015. You can find mock-ups of what the final structure will look like, and see what else we're looking forward to here: http://www.arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/mountain/master-development/default.aspx
The Summit Challenge was a blast! Thanks to all 86 of our runners, their runner cheering sections, bbq-fanatics, musicians and everyone who came to hang out with us yesterday. We hope you had fun and will come see us again this summer!