The Broncos may have lost the Superbowl, but countless champions were crowned up in Highland Bowl this weekend. Tim scored his own title here in Filip’s Leap.
The snow arrived Thursday and began to fall at a rate we don’t often see (or at least for too long) through sometime Saturday morning. When it was all said and done, the words historic or even biblical were being thrown around to describe the snowfall and skiing. If hard numbers matter, Aspen Mountain measured 24″ in 24 hours, it was the second biggest one-day snowfall recorded in 50+ years of Highlands records, and a full three feet was up in the Bowl before we saw the sun emerge.
What a weekend. Of course the Broncos didn’t win the Superbowl, you might say they didn’t even show up, but we just wrote it off as Aspen (or greater Colorado) having used all our good karma on the storm, leaving nothing for the game. I bet the collective memories from the snow will last a lot longer than a fleeting NFL game.
The Bowl on Saturday morning as the storm exited.
Ross Kribbs in the G-Zones.
Christy in the Northwoods.
Tim seemed to find the deep stuff all day.
Eventually the clouds lifted and the sun came through on Saturday. A Broncos flag adorned the summit.
We’ve spent the last few days at Aspen Highlands. We hiked on Saturday and brought our skinning stuff for Sunday.
The Highlands Ridge lines were pretty stacked, and numerous natural slides were visible.
Sunday morning was a mix of blue skies, Bowl laps and Broncos buildup. Lorenzo Semple skied with this flag all weekend. After all this great skiing, the poor guy was pretty disappointed by the Donkeys.
Christy in Ozone (B Zero) on Sunday. It was chopped up but still really soft and fun.
Some natural slides in Tonar Bowl, and some pretty snowy 14ers in the distance. This storm definitely helps out with our spring skiing goals.
A lone skier GS’s down G6.
Christy in Be One. We skinned and skied four Bowl laps, B-Zero (Ozone), B1, B2 (White Kitchen), and G8 (Full Curl) and they were all awesome.
What a weekend.