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Welcome, Winter!

This year, we luxuriated in an extended Indian summer and glorious, dry fall that had everyone hiking, biking, and otherwise enjoying Aspen’s warm-season offerings well into November. But luckily for us, visitors who’ve planned a ski vacation, and all those businesses that rely on winter, it started snowing. So what can you expect weather-wise and on the mountains, this month and into the holidays? Continue reading

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Thankful for Winter

Context is a funny thing. Sure, Aspen and Snowmass both opened five days earlier than scheduled (after a preview weekend on Ajax in mid-November), and sure, the coverage is pretty darn good for this early in the season. But from the enthusiasm of local skiers, you’d think it was mid-February storm riding out there. Everything is relative, right? And as the excitement of a new ski season wanes, it will be replaced by new terrain openings, holiday and events, and plenty more to look forward to, until things wind down again in April. Continue reading

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What’s Up on the Mountain?

Ski resorts are investing more and more in on-mountain activities during the summer months, and Aspen/Snowmass is no different. Especially at Snowmass, where the Aspen Skiing Co. is in the midst of a multi-year effort to create a trails network and activities hub at Elk Camp Meadows. This summer, there’s plenty to report about new experiences on both Aspen and Snowmass mountains (including what’s in the works for next winter). So, make it a point to ride the gondolas this summer and check it out. Continue reading

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TIDBITS: Ski Season, World Cup, & Hotel Jerome Anniversary Party

Aspen Mountain is open, the fastest ladies in the world are in town, and the event season kicks off with a special anniversary party at our favorite historic hotel. We love the excitement and anticipation winter brings — as if the snow-covered landscape allows you to see everything with fresh eyes — and we are thankful for being able to enjoy another season in this special place. Here’s more on what’s going on: Continue reading

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TIDBITS: Skiing Again!, Lodge Incentive Update, and Base Village Planning Underway

Just when we thought we were moving toward summer, skiing and riding are back in the picture, with the opening of the road to Independence Pass and the reopening of Aspen Mountain for snow sliding, in addition to summer operations. In Aspen, lodging incentives are once again in the news and in Snowmass, Base Village is in the public eye. Read on … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Season

In case you need to be reminded, closing day for Snowmass and Aspen Mountain is this Sunday, April 20, although Ajax will reopen for the next two weekends. It’s been a stellar season, with consistent, good snow from start to finish and a well above average snowpack that will be a boon for post-season off-piste adventures.

Opening day way back in November seems like ages ago, so it’s fun to go through notes and photos to relive some of winter’s highlights. Here’s a quick look back, in words and photos, at the season of 2013-’14. Continue reading

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Winding Down Winter in Style

The last of the spring breakers have left and Aspen/Snowmass is settling into wind-down mode. Or is it? Weather forecasters are predicting a fairly wet April, the snowpack is 127 percent of normal, and the ski areas are looking to close with some of the highest snow depths on record while Aspen Mountain is extending its season. Meanwhile, there’s still a handful of events coming up before things get really quiet around town. Here are a few quick picks for end-of-season fun. Continue reading

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The Power of Four is complete

Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk opened this past week, completing the Aspen Skiing Company’s “Power of Four.” And conditions could not have been better for an opening weekend, as photos (shown here and all over social media) will attest.

Apparently Aspen/Snowmass has the most terrain open in the country, with 4600 acres for skiing and riding across the four mountains, according to an Aspen Skiing Co. press release. Continue reading

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Powder day probable for early Aspen Mountain opening

This weekend’s early opening of Aspen Mountain is looking to include a powder day.

Storm forecaster Powderchaser Steve is issuing an epic alert for Aspen and meteorologist Joel Gratz of Open Snow is predicting 10 to 19 inches through the weekend on Aspen Mountain. Continue reading

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