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 decent for this time of year and all we need is one good dump to put us in good shape.  Most of the advanced and expert terrain is just waiting for one more good dose of snow and it should open.  On the positive side, the temps have been very nice, almost fall like the last two weeks and the sun has been our constant companion these last 10 days or so.  Here are some pics I snapped on my last tour of Aspen Mountain the other day.

DSCN0493You say you like butter smooth groomers, we’ve got ’em!

DSCN0488You want some small practice bumps, we’ve got those too!

DSCN0478How’s Pump House look?  Pretty good from here.

DSCN0486North American looking toward Bonnies Restaurant. 

DSCN0474Deer Park.  Groomed to perfection.  Bonnie’s, once again, in the background.

DSCN0484And the not so good…..Buckhorn.  Mine field of rocks.  Hopefully tomorrow’s storm will remedy that.


Stay tuned for snowfall amounts on the next installment of the local’s lowdown.  I’m out.

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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.