So for the past 5 years, we’ve had a party at ABasin on the Beach. Partying on the Beach is a ritual at the Basin, a true Colorado tradition for mountain folk. We celebrate family, friends, ourselves and life. We celebrate the end of ski season, the beginning of another, and everything in between. We celebrate the past – God bless you Janice, we’ll miss you always. And we celebrate the future.
This years party was yesterday, May 5th.
For the first 3 years the party was in April. But now we do it on the first Saturday in May. Each year have two sites on the Beach, this year we were in 4 & 5. It is our goal that the party becomes so successful, that we fill all 10 reserved sites on the Beach.
This year was great. Everyone around us was telling us how cool we are, which was humbling and a nice compliment. People stopped, took pictures and generally looked amazed at how much fun we we were having – we were! We powered the Beach with our music and everyone loved the tunes – way to go, Jonesy! Young folks and old were shaking their booties all around us. We were doing the same, in between Organic burgers (one day a year!) and getting in the last turns of the ski season.
Check out the picture of Jonesy in the 216 Head Standards and leather boots. He was turnin ’em! Jonesy has mad skills, maybe the best all around skier I know of.
So who says we don’t know how to party or have fun?
Next years party is the first Saturday in May. So if you’re in CO the first Saturday in May next year, and you’re good company, stop by the Basin and say hello!
Note!!! The Beach spots this year were not where the usually are, because there wasn’t any snow. This year we had to setup our tents at the edge of the creek — which we didn’t even know was there, because it’s normally filled with snow. In the past 4 years our tents were setup on top of the creek – because there was snow. The creek is about 6 feet down from behind where the tents were this year. So that’s 6 feet of snow that was not there!! It’s scary, how much it didn’t snow this year.
This was the earliest closing for ABasin in 15 years.
For anyone who says Global Warming isn’t real, you’re wrong.
Here’s a few pics.
Blackwell is working on the video. Check back for his bitchin video work.