“We have been given an extraordinary opportunity. We need to take this very seriously and we need to respect the guidance given by our Summit County and State of Colorado health officials. We have to open in a responsible way. We need everyone to help.”
If you didn’t already know, A-Basin’s CEO, Alan Henceroth, is a bit of skier and judging from this video he’s just as fired up as everyone else to reopen the hill and kick off spring resort skiing in the great state of Colorado. Heads up, you will need to prepurchase your ticket online so don’t just show up and expect to ski. The online reservation system crashed 1 hour after going live due to high demand and is still under repair but you can keep an eye on its status by checking A-Basin’s Twitter HERE:
The re-opening is new ground for us in terms of policies and procedures. We have already learned a few things since the announcement yesterday. As we work through the coming weeks, our summer season and the next ski season, we will be learning and growing every single day. Our business and products can be fairly complicated. A few things to clarify already are:
-We will not be selling any additional passes, including uphill passes, valid for the 2019-20 season.
-Our daily total number of reservations will be for 600 skiers and riders. 30 of those reservations will for lift ticket sales. The other 570 reservations will be for the various pass holders. One of our biggest objectives is to offer skiing and riding for folks that already have a pass valid at The Basin.
-We are only taking reservations online. No phone reservations. People with reservations will have to show up with a reservation confirmation. We recommend paper, but we will accept mobile confirmations. Remember cell service is not that great at The Basin. You will have to show a reservation confirmation.
-Reservations will made one day at a time. Reservations for a specific day will be available be at 7 PM MT two nights before that specific day.