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 in bright sunshine until noon. Just as I was calling it a day, that ‘weather forecast’ kicked in as it started to snow in the early afternoon. As of this writing, it’s still snowing hard and we should have a decent powder day tomorrow.
I made it to the Ruthies side to check out Reardon’s and Roch’s. The best snow on the mountain today was that little stash that you can see to the left in this photo just under the lift. I don’t even know what it’s called but the powder was still light and not set up like on the rest of the hill.
As I mentioned early in this post, more of Aspen Mountain is opening every day as the conditions improve. I did a few drive by’s Walsh’s and Kristie’s to see if patrol dropped the rope but that wasn’t in the cards today, maybe tomorrow. However, areas like Face of Bell, Back of Bell, Gent’s Ridge and most of the 1A side are open. After another series of storms, the mountain should be mostly open. I skied the Highlands yesterday and that is looking good as well. All four areas are now open for skiing and only getting better with every storm.
Check back tomorrow for more pics and updates. I’m out.