Our annual Christmas Eve Hut Trip, now in its 9th year, was to Tagert Hut. Five of us made the trip up to celebrate the holiday and do a little skiing on Christmas morning.
We escaped the busy-ness of Aspen during the holidays and spent Christmas Eve up at Green-Wilson Hut, one of the Braun Huts above Ashcroft.
A week of sun and warm temps crusted up the powder in the backcountry, so we thought a different type of ski tour was in order. We grabbed the light skis and made a loop around nearby Mace Peak. (more…)
We escaped the holiday season craziness in Aspen and headed up to Tagert Hut for Christmas Eve, up in Pearl Basin above Ashcroft.
(Christy here) For the second year in a row, we escaped the hustle-and-bustle of the holidays in Aspen to meet friends at the Green-Wilson hut for Christmas. Starting from Ashcroft on Christmas Eve afternoon, we skinned the five-plus miles to the hut under starry skies. Around 6:30pm we saw the lights of our cozy mountain cabin and were instantly greeted with holiday drinks and creative hors d'oeuvres. (more…)
Stormin' the Castle The days are longer, the temperatures milder and the lines are more filled in- it just feels and looks like spring. Seizing a sunny day between spring storms that have been dumping on us lately, Anda Smalls, Adam Mosczynski, Christy and I set out to climb Castle Peak and ski its East Face. It was a great day by all accounts-- blue skies, fun climbing and spring...
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...
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