Category Archives: Local’s Lowdown

The first day of Spring lives up to it’s name

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The vernal equinox is upon us and it sure is nice having equal amounts of daylight after a long winter of dark and cold.  If you’ve checked out the current weather in the upper Roaring Fork Valley surely you’ll know that it’s been nothing but abundant sunshine and temps in the 50’sF the entire week […]

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On Friday the perfect quintessential spring skiing day awaited me but I got briefly sidetracked as it was a date that only happens once every centennial.  If you’re a math geek like myself, you were rejoicing in the fact that the the date lined up perfectly for the first time in 100 years if you’re […]

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My yearly Hajj to Snowcat vahalla

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According to the reports from the Ski Company, it’s snowed the last 13 of 14 days here in Aspen yielding over 2 FEET of new snowfall.  Yesterday the storm cycle broke and the sunshine and cold weather returned giving us one of the best powder days of the year.  Knowing the snow was getting ready […]

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Another storm cycle is upon us.

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I woke on Friday morning from my slumber and put my nose on the window to see how much new snow accumulated over night at the secret lair.  A few inches on the driveway didn’t even warrant having me summon my henchmen to shovel and when I checked the snow report, it said 2 inches.  […]

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YES…a powder day at last!

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I’ve lived in Aspen since the song ‘Whoomp, there it is!’ was popular and can’t remember a period of time were we’ve had this long of a stretch with no measurable winter precip.  The western slope of the Rockies gets it’s fair share of powder and the last few weeks have been an unbearable wait […]

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Er…even more spring skiing?!…in February?

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While the rest of the nation is being inundated with the wrath of more wintery weather and frigid temperatures, here in the central Rockies it’s full on spring weather.  And I mean spring!  Endless azure skies, bright sunshine and temps in town hovering in the mid 50’sF by mid afternoon!  If it gets any warmer, […]

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Spring skiing…..in February?!

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I have accumulated a LOT of ski stuff over the years.  I have one bag dedicated to ski racing equipment, another to mid winter and one to extras and spring conditions.  We’re currently in the middle of an unusually warm spell and I had to find my third bag to get the spring gloves and […]

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A day off….and a powder day to boot.

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Today is the day I make my weekly pilgrimage to Snowmass to bring my 5 year old son to our local ski club for ski lessons and such.  They get to ski with their friends and generally make havoc around the mountain while the adults in the immediate area are just trying to not fall […]

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With X Games in full swing and the town full of millennials fueled up on angst and Monster drinks, what’s one to do but go skiing on the very mountain where they’re not, Aspen.  As we haven’t had a flake fall from the sky in a fortnight, fast groomers and hardpack bumps are what I […]

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How to Spend Hump Day at Aspen Highlands

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If you live in the Roaring Fork Valley, you have good reason to consider Wednesday your favorite day of the week. Starting tomorrow (January 14), Aspen Snowmass will once again be having a local’s appreciation day every Wednesday at Aspen Highlands, which includes such Hump Day bennies as free parking at the base, and lunch and beer specials at […]

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