It’s Thursday, April 16, and about a foot of new snow has fallen at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Colorado in the past 24 hours. Alan Henceroth, the ski area’s chief operating officer, has been posting recent pictures of the snow and the beautiful, mountain scenery in and around A-Basin. But not everybody is happy about that.
According to Henceroth, a lot of people like to see how the ski area is looking right now and thoroughly enjoy the photos he uploads to his blog. However, he’s also said that some folks have become quite upset when he posts those same photos, and they post angry comments on the blog. Henceroth wrote on “Al’s Blog” on Thursday, April 16:
It is another snowy day at The Basin. I am guessing 8-10 inches has fallen since the storm began last night.
I feel compelled to write about some recent blog comments a few of you have made. I have taken the time to write this blog to provide some insight, imagery, and fun about Arapahoe Basin. The blog is written for people that love A-Basin. Obviously right now, I am not writing about the skiing because I have not skied at A-Basin since before the ski area closure. I have been up on the hill a few times on the snowmobile just to keep an eye on the place. Many of you want to hear about and see images of The Basin. Many people have told me this makes them happy. I have continued to post photos and comments about Basin Life.
For some reason, this makes a few of you angry. I don’t really get that. I want to continue to share Arapahoe Basin with the people that want to stay connected. If you don’t want to read about or see pictures of The Basin, this might be a time to take a little break from the blog. If you still want to stay connected, I will do my best to bring a little Basin sunshine to you while we wait out this pandemic.