Ten inches of snow was just what the doctor ordered, and On Wednesday, January 19, 2011, Brackett Basin was introduced to the world. The top 60 acres are now open, which include the brand new Birler, Edger, and Sweeper glades, plus the vastly expanded Cant Dog glade. The glades are currently open down to the bottom of the King Pine lift while loggers finish up in the lower 210 acres. Another few weeks and we should see those open up as well. The terrain is already mind-blowingly huge, and this only represents roughly a tenth of the terrain in the entire Sugarloaf 2020 terrain expansion plan.
Exploring the new terrain is a ton of fun, but keep in mind that this terrain is for expert skiers only and there are some different risks associated with tackling this new adventure. Be sure to read all of the safety signage before heading into Bracket Basin, and check out our Brackett Basics safety tips.
Here are some photos and a video from our first few days in Brackett: