A-Basin in May
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itdoesntmatter
May 19, 2009
Member since 01/17/2007 🔗
127 posts
Well I did it. I left a day early for a business trip last week to Denver, rented a car and drove up to A-Basin to spend a day skiing. First, the drive over Loveland Pass had me stopping at parking area taking pictures. Ariving at A-Basin, I was in awe of the mountain. A ton of snow, blue sky, and a forecast of 50 degrees was in store.

Over 50% of the mountain was open, including Montezuma Bowl on the backside. The skiing was incredible, great snow coverage, no bare spots or ice. Amazing considering what we ski on around here all winter!

I would have posted a couple of pictures but didn't know how.
JimK - DCSki Columnist
May 20, 2009
Member since 01/14/2004 🔗
2,721 posts
It passed my t-shirt test.
I just went there for first time this April. I've been to many areas over 40+ years. I love 'em all, but it's one of the handful that was so impressive I had to buy a t-shirt and bumper sticker before leaving. crazy Very special and historic place. Long may it rule as king of spring. Zuma Bowl is a recent and great addition. Even though A-basin is one of the closest ski areas to Denver, going there gives you a nice taste of the best that Colorado has to offer in skiing and mountain scenery.

How did you handle the altitude? Did you ski same day as flying from sea level?
itdoesntmatter
May 20, 2009
Member since 01/17/2007 🔗
127 posts
I had no problems with the altitude, didn't notice it at all. Flew in and spent the night in Denver and skied the next day.
Laurel Hill Crazie - DCSki Supporter
May 20, 2009
Member since 08/16/2004 🔗
1,855 posts
itdoesn'tmatter, to post photos you must first register at a photo hosting site such as Photobucket and upload your photos there then you use the image tool on the full screen editor here to link to the host site. It takes a little time but we all appreciate the effort.

A-Basin is one great place and among the easiest of CO resorts to access to real expert terrain. I've got to get back there again.
Norsk
May 20, 2009
Member since 05/13/2003 🔗
315 posts
I grew up in Denver, skiing A-Basin every spring into summer. Have spent a few specatacular June mornings there. Even for jaded Coloradans, it really does have a special resonance deep in the heart.
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