Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wendy on Slot in the Campground area of Aspen Snowmass, a black diamond slope.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
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One of our favorite runs is the burn at Snowmass. The day was bright and clear with great Colorado snow. I held the camera in one hand, my poles in the other and headed down from the top of the Big Burn lift. The entrance is through a narrow tree lined path which opens up onto a wide expanse of ski heaven.
The following is a link to the Snowmass trail map
A large storm moved in and produced constant snow with high winds. The new gondola is a real benefit on days like this. The higher lifts such as the Burn, Elk Camp and High Alpine were closed all day because of the wind. However, the silver lining to this cloud is POWDER!! While requiring more energy to ski, the thrill of plowing through the light stuff is difficult to beat.
At the top of the gondola at Elk Camp is the new children’s area. To ensure the little tykes don’t get too stressed out they are taken up the slope on a moving carpet with a wind defying transparent cover.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
We also met a horse shoer from South Africa who now works with his stable managing wife in the Aspen area. Today we rode up a lift with a couple who runs a weekly rodeo in Aspen. Many old friends who show up every year at our hotel are also here including our dear cousins Dick and Jody.