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Old 02-12-2010, 08:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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A-Basin has been shit this year. Hell, I don't even think they have half their terrain open.

I don't care for the atmosphere at A-Basin. I find most of the employees there to be dickheads. They're the "locals" resort with an attitude. For locals resorts, I greatly prefer Loveland.
Just tell the seasonal gapers to STFU next time. If you are at Loveland or ABasin then everyone is trying to just chill. I don't notice it too terrible there, but I tend to ignore those guys.
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^ HAHAHA Minimum wage snow carnies is what I call the seasonal kiddies that think they can be dicks.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Just tell the seasonal gapers to STFU next time. If you are at Loveland or ABasin then everyone is trying to just chill. I don't notice it too terrible there, but I tend to ignore those guys.
Is A Basin doing the seasonal student exchange thing too, or are you referring to something else? I never really had a bad time at A-Basin myself. All the J-1s at Loveland are cool, in fact I party with them at least once a week lol.
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Just tell the seasonal gapers to STFU next time. If you are at Loveland or ABasin then everyone is trying to just chill. I don't notice it too terrible there, but I tend to ignore those guys.
true that
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I flew into Denver today and was able to take advantage of the half day $53 lift ticket at A-Basin. My son and I rode from 12:30 to 2:30 before the altitude change started to kick our ass. A-Basin is great, but I did notice a significantly less amount of snow compared to when we went last year. There was still plenty of snow on the blues ad greens we chose to ride on, but I noticed a lot of their blacks and all of their back bowl is closed. We're gonna likely head to Vail on Saturday and Sunday. It'll be our first time there.

As far as the employees being dickheads, I'm not sure I would agree with that. I'm not sure how many employees you have to deal with when visiting a ski resort, but the only guy I dealt with was the one scanning our lift tickets and he was very nice. I didn't have to deal with any other employees because I don't sit in the lodge and look out the window. I go to ride!!
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Is A Basin doing the seasonal student exchange thing too, or are you referring to something else? I never really had a bad time at A-Basin myself. All the J-1s at Loveland are cool, in fact I party with them at least once a week lol.
Basin is still student exchange free they get the castaways from Vail resorts and Crapper.
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Basin is still student exchange free they get the castaways from Vail resorts and Crapper.
Ah I see. I get "stuck" at Loveland a lot.

It is nice to see a mountain employ locals at least. Loveland spouted some bullshit about trying to hire more locals in the Clear Creek Courant but I think there were too many fuck ups up here and nobody applied...... They had to get the J-1s in. For living 20 miles away from the closest hill Im suprised there aren't more skiers or boarders that actually live here.
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Loveland is weird they were looking for employees without DWI's or DUI's. Something about their insurance provider. As far as locals that don't do anything outdoorsy it's amazing how many people that don't enjoy the snow live in Summit it blows my frigging mind away. Even more so when they come in and apply for a job at my shop and I'm like um you have 0 experience in a shop, you don't ski or ride, and you want to work here?
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Loveland is weird they were looking for employees without DWI's or DUI's. Something about their insurance provider. As far as locals that don't do anything outdoorsy it's amazing how many people that don't enjoy the snow live in Summit it blows my frigging mind away. Even more so when they come in and apply for a job at my shop and I'm like um you have 0 experience in a shop, you don't ski or ride, and you want to work here?
Thats funny considering about half or more of their staff rides the employee bus up their, I have and I don't even work there lol.

Maybe all those people that live in summit just have too damn much money and want that "rugged" mountain lifestyle when they don't even know what rugged means. Its hard to be a true loving ski bum and make 70k when you live in a 1/2 million dollar home, they just don't have the same dedication as some of us. I go through great pains to keep my shit rolling in clear creek and still ride 4 or more days a week
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I didn't have to deal with any other employees because I don't sit in the lodge and look out the window. I go to ride!!
Okay tourist. Welcome to Colorado. Now go home.
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