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 […]
Things are looking good. There’s a “major winter storm” heading our way, and if November was any indication, it could be a good year. Check out some photos from the early season skiing last month.
Saturday’s bad weather made for classic storm day conditions up in Highland Bowl. The wind and low visibility kept the fair weather crowds away, and the snow only piled up deeper as the day progressed. Here’s a little video from Christy’s Bowl day. If it isn’t obvious, she’s a proud member of the camp that […]
Because I found myself with so many deep powder pics I decided that a third post from our huge storm was warranted– if it pushes my coverage from our big weekend into overkill, well, I’ll take that chance. But I’m also posting more from the weekend so I can pass along a big thanks to […]
If you weren’t around this past weekend you missed out on a special offering at Highlands– free refills from Saturday to Tuesday– and not the type that come from the soda fountain at the Merry Go Round. Through the entire extended weekend it seemed like every lap in Highland Bowl was stacked with new powder, […]
I’ve seen it before, during extended dry periods of past winters, people can become a little jaded and skeptical of storm predictions. Whether the forecasts are incorrect or simply not calling for any big dumps, after long stretches of winter that lack significant snowfall, some just refuse to believe it’s really coming when it finally […]
Hang out at Aspen Highlands enough and you’ll eventually overhear conversations rehashing the days exploits up in the Bowl using proper bowling terms, and in a style more commonly reserved for the 10 pin, Budweiser sponsored, indoor “sport.” Basically, this type of ski slang/ Bowl-speak works like this– to ski the Bowl from the top […]
Hopefully January 2nd isn’t too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year. As our first day out together in 2010, Christy and I found things to be pretty good over at Highlands. We’re psyched for 2010 and all that it could bring. The race calendar is filling up, the 14er skiing season is right […]
If you haven’t been there yet, Highlands Bowl is skiing great. Joel Gratz from the Colorado Powder Forecast was here to catch the first rope drop on Monday afternoon. He was psyched to get it with a load of new snow from the weekend storm (which he had accurately predicted), and put together a report […]
Saturday might be the official opening of Aspen Highlands but a lucky group of us got a sneak peek yesterday. It looks good. How did we get the preview? Well, the Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol have a somewhat novel approach to manage terrain that can pose significant challenges to keep safe and open to the […]
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