The holiday season is upon us, and if you live and work in a resort town such as Aspen, it’s not quite the vacation you might think. Everything and everyone is maxed out– the mountain is busy, you work everyday, town is packed, you can’t park anywhere or walk into a restaurant without a reservation. Of course the business/ busy-ness is welcome, but by the time the New Year arrives everyone is pretty eager to see the visitors to leave so they can get their lives, their town, and their mountain back.
Somehow this season we managed to squeeze in a quick little hut trip, right in the middle of the holiday madness, and five of us went up to the Green-Wilson Hut above Ashcroft for a night. The Christmas Day getaway was perfect for breaking up the hectic pace of things in town. We opted against schlepping any gifts up to our mountain hideaway but we still made out well. We awoke to a calm, bluebird day with fun skiing– a pretty nice Christmas present in itself.
So after escaping for the night to decompress and catching some really good skiing the next day, we all descended back to town to begin the second week of craziness amongst all the visitors here. Back to work!