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On The Hill: Fly the epic flag high! It's knee deep and sunny boys and girls!March 4, 2015 —
VIDEO: Run, don't walk to your nearest champagne powder dispensary! It's knee to hip deep and the skies are blue on Big Wednesday in Aspen and Snowmass!
ASPEN SKI COMPANY OFFICIAL REPORT: 11" in the past 24 hours, 21" in 48 hours and 46" in the last 7 days . High of 23°, low of -4°.
ASPEN TIMES FIELD REPORT: BEST DAY OF THE YEAR. GO NOW!
LIFT LINE STATUS: What is a lift line?
LISTENING TO: Rush "Workin Man"
SNOWCAST: NOAA.com is reporting:
- Today: Scattered snow showers, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 23. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
- Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -20. West wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.
- Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Wind chill values as low as -15. South wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
- Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
- Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.
- Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.
An AVALANCHE WARNING is in effect:
AVALANCHE WARNING COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO 945 AM MST WED MAR 04 2015 THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER. ...AVALANCHE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE ASPEN, GUNNISON, AND GRAND MESA ZONES OF CENTRAL COLORADO... ...WARNING TERMINATION FOR THE STEAMBOAT AND FLAT TOPS, AND THE NORTH AND SOUTH SAN JUAN ZONES... A SERIES OF STORMS HAS BROUGHT SUSTAINED SNOWFALL AND POWERFUL WINDS TO COLORADO`S CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. WIDESPREAD NATURAL AND TRIGGERED AVALANCHES HAVE OCCURRED AND REMAIN LIKELY TODAY ON AND BELOW ALL STEEP SLOPES. BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
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On the Hill Winter 2012-13 documented 150 straight days of ski conditions in Colorado's High Country.
VIDEO: Take a soft, deep, buttery mid-week run down Aspen Mountain with Rob Martin, the visionary leader of the Colorado Mountain College Issacson School For New Media.Learn more »
VIDEO: It has snowed every day for a week or so now in Aspen, leaving fat piles of fresh everywhere you turn. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a powdery run down Ajax on a snowy Sunday afternoon aboard new/used (modern!) sticks and feels that special kind of mountain love when just the right gear and conditions meet.Learn more »
VIDEO: Snow Park Technologies and Aspen SkiCo snowcat crews have been working round-the-clock for a full week building a double halfpipe on top of the bones of the Buttermilk Superpipe. Take a ride with Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson and Doug from SPT to the top of the new park to check out progress and learn a little about this impressive operation.Learn more »
VIDEO: Bell Mountain is a good place to be anytime there is new snow. With somewhere between 3-12" of new powder, depending where you ski, Aspen Mountain is feeling fresh and soft this morning.Learn more »
On The Hill: Massive round-the-clock snowcat operation underway at Buttermilk as crews build the Red Bull DoublepipeFebruary 26, 2015 —
VIDEO: Aspen Ski Company park and pipe snowcat crews are working tread to tread with Snowpark Technologies crews around the clock for the next two-plus weeks to build the Red Bull Doublepipe at Buttermilk. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson is working on a time-lapse project and offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the massive operation that is underway to create this one-of-a-kind course.Learn more »
VIDEO: Ample powder has fallen on Aspen Mountain this morning, and the outlook is good for more snow the rest of this week and weekend in the Aspen area. All of this fresh snow has the locals in a tither, with regular whoops and hollering echoing through the white hills.Learn more »
VIDEO: Three strong days of soft snow have left Aspen Snowmass with a healthy coat of freshies. With blue skies prevailing this morning, the Tuesday skier is in line for nearly perfect conditions on the ski area. But as we see, conditions in the backcountry are dangerous, so please use caution.Learn more »
VIDEO: With three straight days of significant snowfall (and more on the way,) Aspen Snowmass has been plunged right back into winter. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a chunderous ride down Aspen Mountain on a busy, snowy Sunday morning.Learn more »
VIDEO: What better way to celebrate Gonzo Ski Day than with fresh powder? 10 years after the death of local writer Hunter S. Thompson, his wild and infectious spirit lives on in the woods of Snowmass ski area. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a snowy run to pay homage to a literary titan.Learn more »
VIDEO: Thick, dark clouds loom over Aspen Mountain this morning as a potentially winter-saving storm sweeps into the area later today. On the hill, Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson finds the snow today to be almost spring-like: soft and pliable, though bare in spots.Learn more »
VIDEO: Aspen is one of those places that never really leaves the hearts and souls of those who spend a little time there. After three weeks away working on the World Ski Championships--even just five mountains over--Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson peers down the nearly untouched corduroy of the Nell and gets a little misty eyed thinking about his favorite little ski town.Learn more »
VIDEO: The forecasters seem to be in agreement that a sizable storm is on the way this weekend. In the meantime, Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson reconnects with an old Aspen Mountain fave, North American, on a sunny hump day.Learn more »
VIDEO: Aspen Mountain is sporting a nice new coat of powder after yesterdays storm, just in time for the Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday festivities that overtake Snowmass later today.Learn more »
VIDEO: So long & thanks for all the fish! The Bradman files his last "On the Hill" report.Learn more »
VIDEO: On The Hill visits the Wapiti Wildlife CenterLearn more »
VIDEO: A proper sacrifice is offered to Ullr, God of SnowLearn more »
VIDEO: Riding a bicycle and remebering the Winter of '76Learn more »
VIDEO: It's not a wookie. It's not a gorilla or a monkey either. It's Sasquatch! And we're stoked because Cracker is coming to Aspen! Free concert at the base of Ajax, 6pm this Saturday, Feb. 14th!Learn more »
VIDEO: If Spring skiing is your thing, these are your days!Learn more »
VIDEO: It's not just about the downhill, people. Check out our excellent nordic trail system!Learn more »
VIDEO: Warm, sunny, bluebird day on Ajax mountain.Learn more »
VIDEO: Besides great riding out at Buttermilk, you'll find a brand new kid's building & an improved skier drop off area. While almost all traces of X-Games have been removed from the base, the giant half pipe and jumps remain.Learn more »
VIDEO: On the Hill goes to Highlands in search of Ullr. What we find is that the mountain has good snow coverage and we don't have to share it with a lot of people on the weekday.Learn more »
VIDEO: Sleepy Snowmass has more terrain than the other 3 mountains combined and plenty of snow to cover it.Learn more »
VIDEO: On The Hill takes a break from the well patrolled resort area & gives you a taste of one possible back country escape into Marion Gulch. Just a 15 minute drive West of Carbondale, this easily accessible trail puts you in touch with nature without a lot of risk. What a great workout in a beautiful place!Learn more »
VIDEO: Superbowl Sunday pre-game snow report: Lots of groomers and room to move. Lower temps as the most recent storm departs the area.Learn more »
VIDEO: It's kind of wet and sloppy in town but up on the mountain, there is a smattering of fresh snow. Flat light, patchy fog, and "early season conditions" mean you'll want to be extra aware of terrain changes. If you can handle that, the snow sports conditions are more than adequate for a good time, especially on the edges of the runs.Learn more »
VIDEO: ASC race crew is busy setting the course for the upcoming FIS race at Tiehack. Jason "The Voice" Upper talks about the preparations and gives us a little taste of what it's like to run the gates.Learn more »
VIDEO: Snowpack on Aspen Mountain holding strong!.Learn more »