Big Bald Bobby back in action and live on the web in stereo!

OK , here we go with more skiing photos and diatribe from the bald one as only I can give.  I know you’ve been emailing and wanting the Local’s Lowdown to return and alas, here you go!

IMG_2434It will be fairly simple to bring you up to speed since opening day.  Ullr has blessed the Roaring Fork Valley this year and has unleashed his full fury on us since mid-November.  It’s been steadily snowing since.  We had a tremendous opening weekend with several feet of new snow adding an already expanding base.

IMG_2446I’ll try to bring you up to speed with a collage of photos from the last month.  As the adage goes, pictures are worth…way more than I could put into words.

IMG_2429 Under the Gondie heading to Pussyfoot.  Now for some powder day shots….

IMG_2414Behind Bonnies on Aspen Mountain.  Both sets of tracks are mine.  No one else wanted any part of this run that morning.

IMG_2422Christmas Tree on Back of Bell, Aspen

IMG_2417Face of Bell.  On opening day there was so much snow in here you didn’t even have to avoid the rocks in the usual spots.

IMG_2410Gretel’s run.  I was essentially by myself on this morning.  I think I took this after the mountain had been open for an hour or so.  Yes, even you, can get freshies like this if you get to the hill at opening bell.

IMG_2409I can’t even remember where this is but look at how sweet this untracked field of pow looks.  That’s a good problem to have if it’s so good you can’t even remember runs this good.

Stay tuned for more.  It’s currently dumping at my secret lair and has been all day.  Tomorrow should be a genuinely good day.







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About Bobby Schafer

My first introduction to skiing was at a little mom and pop ski area tucked into a small corner of Rocky Mountain National Park. This was my second year of college. After graduation with a couple of bachelor degrees firmly in hand, I would regularly find myself daydreaming at work of being the next Scot Schmidt or Glen Plake. After a year of working a 'real job', I had had enough and decided to pull the pin and find a ski resort where I could ski every day. I sold everything I owned, loaded my favorite K2 TNC's on the roof rack and started driving my old Cherokee towards the Rockies. I had no idea where I would end up and after a month of driving around, I found Aspen. I've now surpassed my 20th year here in the Roaring Fork Valley and still love this place as much as I did on day 1. I had a good run as I was able to figure out how to ski 5 to 6 days a week by working evenings. I did that for 17 years. Things have changed a bit now as I have a family and priorities change. I'm currently on the mountain a few days a week with one of them dedicated to skiing with my five year old son. With so much time on our four mountains in the last 20 years, I would like to share my knowledge and insight with you as you plan your ski trip to our mountains. I hope you can ski vicariously through my camera lens and enjoy Aspen/Snowmass as much as I do.