Category Archives: Local’s Lowdown


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 […]


After a little break, time to start free skiing again.


I’ve been hitting the ski racing circuit for the last month and while I did have some strong late season results, it’s time to start free skiing again.  I picked a good time to get back into the swing of things as it keeps snowing here in Aspen.  My body is partly ready for spring […]


On Saturday I was supposed to have another ski race only to have it blizzard like crazy out.  What’s one supposed to do when your race gets cancelled; why ski powder of course!  It was a strange storm as it was lightly raining (yes, you read that correctly) at the mid-valley secret lair and as […]


…Still snowing! , Please Mr. Sun, stay on vacation!


I was so tired after yesterday’s powder day that I could only muster the energy for a four finger  Martini for dinner with a marathon of Gilligan’s Island thrown in for the evening’s entertainment.  My body and brain hurt from so many top to bottom laps.  It snowed throughout the day and the sun finally […]


More snow last night, more powder skiing today.


Today had promise and was shaping up to be a spectacular powder day.  There were several inches of new snow on the ground this morning but as the gondola edged higher and higher up the mountain, it became clear the wind had a different story to tell.  In fact, it was so windy it was […]