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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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The best sites for predicting powder

In ski towns like Aspen and Snowmass, many locals’ plans revolve around the weather—closing businesses and rescheduling meetings and other obligations if a good healthy snowstorm dumps several inches on the local slopes. But up until recently, there weren’t many resources for determining in advance how a weather pattern would play out. The Denver-based TV weather reports were hit or miss, and a change in barometric pressure could only tell so much.

In the past couple of years that has all changed. Continue reading

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