Category Archives: Local’s Lowdown

After several days of snowfall, the sun finally returns!


I read an article in the local fishwrap today stating the occupancy numbers in Aspen for the holiday time period this year are at or near record levels.  Just walking around town will let you know right away that is probably not an embellished story.  The only place in the world with more black Range […]


I had to settle for sloppy seconds today as yesterday’s storm left over a foot of new snow on the hill and today all I got were the table scraps!  Judging by the smiles on the faces of people departing from the gondola plaza yesterday, it sure looked like an epic day on the hill.  […]


Surely the new totals must be a misprint?!


It started snowing yesterday around noon and continued through the night.  When I woke this morning I had at least 4 inches on the driveway of my secret lair in Basalt. I was thinking if I had this much here, how much is there up top?  I had one of my henchmen shovel as I […]


After yesterday’s snow, normal service now resumed


I awoke this morning from dreaming of moose drinks and goose drinks and listened to the ‘weather forecast’ on the radio as I was coming out of my slumber. The report was for 1″ to 6″ inches of snow starting early morning lasting throughout the day.  Well, that report was a bust because I skied […]


More snow on the way….Highlands opens tomorrow!


After our much needed storm cycle just before Thanksgiving, nary a snowflake has fallen from the sky since and it’s been over a fortnight since our last snowfall.  That’s about to change as a strong pacific storm is about to move in promising some more white stuff in the near future.  The skiing has been […]


It’s hard to imagine that only 3 weeks ago we didn’t have a flake of snow on the ground and the temperatures were more reminiscent of September than November.  How things have changed in the last week.  In fact, Aspen Mountain received so much snow from one storm they managed to open 6 days early […]


Aspen & Snowmass on a Budget (Summer Edition)

Gondola ride, Aspen Snowmass, Colorado

A few months back we wrote a post on ways you could stretch your dollar in Aspen and Snowmass Village during the winter. Now that we’re in the throws of summer, we thought we’d offer up some similar budget-conscious suggestions with a decidedly summer twist.


A foot of cold smoke powder… mid April!


As luck would have it, Sunday night provided us with yet another quick moving spring storm that left us with a foot! of new snow up top.  Interestingly enough, there wasn’t a trace of snow in the parking lot when I rocked up to Snowmass for yet another weekly stop. In late season, I like […]


The calendar says Spring…..the weather says WINTER!


So yesterday Ullr had a funny and decided winter shall return to the Aspen area.  Spring-type weather has been threatening lately, but winter weather is still hanging on.  With 8 new inches on the hill, I decided a change of venue was in order.  I usually make my own personal hajj over to Snowmass a […]