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 as we’ve had a couple of sunny days that warmed up the bones, but while the lifts are still open, I’m skiing! Yes, the bicyclists are out and my buddies that ride are asking me to join them but I figure I have the entire summer and fall to ride but only have three more weeks to ski….that’s not even a tough decision.
I got on the mountain yesterday and found some mixed snow conditions. Up top it was hammering like Thor and down low the sun was almost out. Yes, spring for sure.
Up top the conditions were a little suspect but you could still find nice snow near the trees and on the groomers. Here is a shot of Gretl’s behind Bonnie’s Restaurant. Yes the vis is as bad as it looks.
Here is the visibility a couple of Chair 3 laps later. As you can see, it’s starting to improve. A few new inches on top made for soft conditions. This is a perfect example of why you need to stay out on a day like this because you don’t know when the weather will change. There were a lot of people who bailed after one run yesterday. Too bad for them, good for me.
Yes, this is a great time of year to come ski. One, it’s still winter, Two you get the place all to yourself, Three, you don’t need dinner reservations and best of all….April is bargain skiing month. You can come to Aspen and ski at a fraction of the cost compared to the rest of the season. Since it’s been snowing all winter, it’s also the best snow conditions. There are still three weeks of skiing to be had….don’t get out the bike yet!