Closing Day already?!, but it’s a powder day!

Aspen Mountain was hit with a foot of new snow over the past few days and wouldn’t it figure, it’s now closing day.  It does seem bitter sweet that the season is already finished just as it keeps on snowing here in the valley.  Believe it or not, April is one of our largest snowfall months and it is disappointing when the lifts aren’t running but the snow keeps on falling.  Check out some photos from the hill taken on Friday and Saturday to keep you thinking about next year.  Have a good summer and we’ll see you next fall.

DSCN0896That’s my 5 year old skiing powder on Deer Park.  It was snowing so hard you could barely see.

DSCN0887The fog layer trying to lift but not having much luck.

DSCN0895Top of Aspen near the gondola.

DSCN0888Taken from the top of Chair 6 looking at the upper part of the hill.  You can just make out the gondola cars in the background.

DSCN0884Another pic from the top.  It sure looks like mid winter here.

DSCN0879As you can see, it’s so crowded it’s a wonder how anyone could manage this mayhem.


Have a great summer, I’m out and headed to Mexico.




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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.