We've got one more day of birthday celebration this weekend! Come on up tomorrow for a powder day (seriously... it has been coming DOWN all afternoon!), discounted lift tickets, birthday cake starting at 10:00 a.m. and the Backcountry Booty giveaway from our pals at Elevation Outdoors Magazine. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for clues about where to find the prize on the mountain!
The Black Mountain Express chairlift is the Basin's high-speed quad lift that runs from the base area to mid-mountain. Installed in 2010, it replaced the fixed-grip triple Exhibition chair. The Black Mountain Express and Exhibition chairs carried on the legacy of the 1947-48 season - A-Basin's first chairlifts and a poma lift ran on that very same line up the Exhibition run. #ABasin70
We're celebrating our 70th all weekend! Check out the finished ice sculpture in the base area, say hi to Smokey Bear and our friends from the U.S. Forest Service - White River National Forest from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.! We'll also be serving up birthday cake and swag starting at 10:00 a.m. until it's gone. See you out there!
Join us and our pals from the U.S. Forest Service - White River National Forest tomorrow from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the base area to continue our 70th Anniversary celebration! We'll have birthday cake, a photobooth, opportunities for Ski with a Ranger mountain tours and even a Junior Ranger swearing in for the little ones. I also heard a rumor that a certain bear may be skiing around, too... See you on Saturday! #ABasin70
Ralston-Purina purchased the ski area from former patroller Joe Jankovski in 1978. The company, best known these days for its dog food, made millions of dollars in upgrades to the ski area in that first season, the most notable of which is the Pali lift!
Pali was first constructed in 1978. The fixed-grip double has 132 chairs, a vertical rise of just over 1300' topping out at an elevation of 12,125', and a ride time just under 7 minutes. #ABasin70