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On The Hill: Sneaker storm pastes Snowmass with freshies

March 24, 2015 — 

VIDEO: A sneaker storm dumped a good 5-6 inches on the ski hills overnight, sparking life back into what had been a dwindling base. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson explored wet freshies on a blue sky Tuesday morning near The Funnel on Snowmass.

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ASPEN SKI COMPANY OFFICIAL REPORT: 6" in the past 24 hours, 6" in 48 hours and 13" in the last 7 days. High of 46°, low of 25°.

ASPEN TIMES FIELD REPORT: The storm that rolled through the valley last night was quick, but thoughtful enough to leave a significant smattering of moist powder to ski. With temps still in the 40's, it probably won't last long, so get out and enjoy the new dose while you can! It's chillier than it has been, but still feels warm enough for a light coat. There are quite a few folks skiing Snowmass today, so tone it down a notch, Speed Racer!

LIFT LINE STATUS: Fanny Hill was slammed, with at least a 15 minute wait this morning. But the Elk Camp side had hardly any wait at all.

LISTENING TO: Tim and Nicki Bluhm "Unforgettaboutable"

SNOWCAST: NOAA.com is reporting:

This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 47. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight: A slight chance of rain and snow showers between 7pm and 8pm, then scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest after midnight.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 46. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 54.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

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On The Hill: Great skiing to be had at Ajax, but the base is shrinking rapidly

March 23, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Temps have hovered around the 60's for several weeks now, sparking off the inevitable yearly meltdown. The ungroomed areas are starting to wear dangerously thin, but the groomed areas have good coverage and are skiing very nicely yet.

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On The Hill: Take a long strange trip through the Jerry Garcia shrine

March 22, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Aspen locals said goodbye to a ski freak-friendly institution on Saturday when Johnny McGuires was sent off with music, cold beverages and a gathering of the vibes one last time under the long shadow of Aspen Mountain. Today seems like a good time to take a run through the Jerry Garcia shrine on Aspen Mountain, where the spirit of the late Grateful Dead singer keeps a squinty eye on his flower children.

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On The Hill (errr...Road): Behind the scenes at the worlds biggest house party

March 20, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Aspen On The Hill takes to the road once again for a quick Spring pop-in on the "worlds biggest house party," the South By South West festival in Austin, Texas. Featuring over 2000 bands from 65+ countries spead out in every nook and cranny in the Texan oasis, SxSW is both freakshow and enlightened keg party all at once.

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On The Hill: Long days mean after-work hikes!

March 19, 2015 — 

VIDEO: More daylight to play with means more time to spend outdoors with our faithful four-legged friends. And, the great thing about living in the mountains is that a hike is never more than a few minutes out your front door!

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On The Hill: Score a brand new #aspenonthehill sticker

March 18, 2015 — 

VIDEO: On The Hill is more than a daily snow condition video or adventure report. It is a hub of local mountain-sport videos and images shot by our community, to be shared with our #aspenonthehill community. To celebrate, the Aspen Times has created some stickers for your board, skis, bike, helmet, guitar case or cooler. Learn how to score a sticker in this short video.

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On The Hill: Looking for leprechauns, searching for that pot o' Aspen gold

March 17, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Small green people have been spotted running around Aspen Mountain, and vague rumors of a pot 'o gold has swept Aspen up in a treasure-hunting frenzy. Aspen Times mountain correspondent and resident little green person expert O' Corby McAnderpants investigates in today's On The Hill.

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On the Hill: Spring has sprung on Aspen Mountain

March 15, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Temperatures are soaring nearly into the 60's today in Aspen, and the force of spring feels stronger with every turn on Aspen Mountain this morning.

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On The Hill: Spring turns on Naked Lady

March 14, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Naked Lady is an oft-overlooked classic high-speed cruiser at Snowmass. Big and wide and almost always groomed, this blue run flows down the Alpine Springs area in a terraced fashion, making it a great run to really get on your edges and let the skis carve.

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On The Hill: Take a ride on the doomed relic of a soon-to-be bygone era, Snowmass' High Alpine lift

March 13, 2015 — 

VIDEO: The fixed-grip, center-pole, double-chair that carries the best skiers on Snowmass to the goods at the top of High Alpine will be a thing of the past in just about a year, doomed to be replaced by a high speed quad.

The new alignment and additional capacity will surely boost the usage and time spent getting to some of the valleys best skiing, but Aspen Times mountain correspondent has a special love for the slow-moving, ground-hugging relic after having spent several winters as a lifty there in the 90's.

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On The Hill: Take a ride down the Red Bull Double Pipe with Snowpark Technologies

March 12, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Today is the finals for the Red Bull Double Pipe event at Buttermilk, with 8 competitors taking 3 runs each down this incredible pipe/park creation for the chance to be the king of what looks very much like the future of halfpipe comps. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a ride with one of the master builders of the Double Pipe, Corley Howard of Snowpark Technologies, and gets an insiders view of what it is like to ride the course from the inside of one of the SPT pipecats.

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On The Hill: The Edge: The only ones who really know where it is have skied down it

March 11, 2015 — 

VIDEO: With apologies to the late, great local journalist Hunter S. Thompson, who knew the edge of things when he sniffed it, The Edge at Snowmass ski area is a sparsly-used, oft-groomed black diamond run that traces a fine arc downhill from the precipitous perch of the High Alpine lift. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson visits what was once a daily run for him back in his Top of 12 lifty days and finds it to be particularly edgable.

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On The Hill: Soak in the views at the top of Snowmass' Elk Camp

March 10, 2015 — 

VIDEO: On a mild and sunny day like today, the scene up at the top of Elk Camp on Snowmass can be almost surreal in its beauty. With expansive 360 degree views that include the Maroon Bells, Bald Mountain, Daly, Mt. Sopris and all the way downvally to Sunlight Mountain, there are few vistas more inspiring.

Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes you on a warm run down the rolling slopes of Elk Camp to enjoy the views and rip some fast corduroy on a slow Tuesday.

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On The Hill: Sneak away for some spring skiing at Powderhorn, a true Colorado skiing gem

March 8, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Just a hop and a skip away from the Roaring Fork Valley is one of Colorado's real skiing gems, Powderhorn Ski Area. Situated on the rim of the Grand Mesa, Powderhorn has a real mom-and-pop feel, with prices that match the vibe. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes some spring-like turns down the face of the Mesa with a grateful crew of Carolina boys.

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On The Hill: Ski right up to an Aspen mountaintop party and wish Rad Max a happy birthday!

March 7, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Aspen Mountain is a bit of a zoo this afternoon, with crowds flocking to the sunny slopes for a warm Saturday slide. Up top, Aspen Times' own "Rad" Max Vadnais is celebrating his birthday in style, with a rockin'BBQ at the Buckhorn Cabin!

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On The Hill: Behold the beauty of untouched Ajax corduroy

March 6, 2015 — 

VIDEO: With a spectacular, most-likely sunny and warm weekend of skiing ahead, a fast Friday morning cruise down Aspen Mountain's west side is just the way to kick things off.

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On The Hill: Powder still abounds on the day after "Big Wednesday"

March 5, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Yesterday is destined to become "Big Wednesday" forevermore in skiing Aspen lore, with knee to hip-deep champagne powder inundating Aspen Snowmass. Today the sun is out, the sky is blue, and untracked powder still awaits the intrepid adventurer who enjoys skiing the trees. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson even finds freshies on Buttermilk this morning.

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On The Hill: Fly the epic flag high! It's knee to hip deep, and sunny!

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!

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On The Hill: Taking a quick break from the Isaacson School to ski fresh powder

March 3, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: Sunday freshies!

March 1, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: Take a cat's-eye view of the Red Bull Doublepipe build

February 28, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: Powder day on Bell Mountain

February 27, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: Massive round-the-clock snowcat operation underway at Buttermilk as crews build the Red Bull Doublepipe

February 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.

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On The Hill: As more snow falls, there is plenty of whoopin and hollerin' on Aspen Mountain

February 25, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: After a much needed storm, blue skies and powder await the Tuesday rider

February 24, 2015 — 

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.

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Winter returns to Aspen Mountain

February 22, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: A powder run to pay respects to HST on the 10th anniversary of his death

February 21, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: Gloomy skies over Aspen portend a weekend powder dump

February 20, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: Skiing down the Nell reminds one why Aspen is never far away

February 19, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: New storm on the way; meanwhile, cruise some sunny Ajax groomers

February 18, 2015 — 

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.

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