Big Bald Bobby is back for another season of giving you the best local insight to our 4 mountains here in the Aspen/Snowmass valley. We’ve had a prolonged fall with beautiful sunshine and temps hovering in the 60’s well into the early parts of November. However, if you’re like me and dream of skiing all summer long, you are probably very ready for the snow to start flying and the temps to start falling so we can get our fix. Here in Aspen, the snow started falling fairly hard starting November 12th and hasn’t let up since. In addition to the new snow, the temperatures have fallen significantly with highs only in the teens and low 20’s today. With the low humidity and low temps, the snowmaking is also in full swing. Aspen Mountain has put in more snowmaking on Spar Gulch which will speed up top to bottom skiing early season. Snowmaking has also been addressed on the World Cup race course for the upcoming women’s World Cup event in two weeks time. In years past, the snowmaking would be concentrated on the race course only leaving Spar a little suspect unless we had plenty of natural snow. As you can tell by the below photo, the snowmaking is not only on the race course (far right) but also on Spar all the way down to Little Nell. It should be pretty good top to bottom skiing on opening day if you don’t want to check out the racing.
Stay tuned all winter for continual updates on all four of Aspen Skiing Company’s mountains as well as humerous diatribe, interesting pics of the mountain, references in bad taste and overall tomfoolery that’s unbecoming of a respectable citizen. Look for my first update on opening day with plenty of photos so you can get your ski fix on and more importantly, plan your ski vacation!
Check back opening day, November 27th, for pics and banter. I’m out.