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On The Hill: Say goodbye to the 2014-15 ski season, and say helllllllllooooo summer!

April 19, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Aspen says goodbye to the 2014-15 ski season.

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On The Hill: Giving thanks for another awesome ski season

April 18, 2015 — 

VIDEO: As the 2014-15 ski season fades away into summer, it is a good day to reflect on the season that was and give thanks to those who helped make it happen.

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On The Hill: It's a breezy, crusty Hump Day on Ajax

April 15, 2015 — 

VIDEO: High winds and a drop in temps are keeping Aspen Mountain firm and fast this morning.

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On The Hill: Have a corny Tuesday on Ajax's west side

April 14, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Five more days remain in the 2014-15 ski season, but there is still ample buttery corn snow to slush around in up on Aspen Mountain's west side.

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On The Hill: Jumping back in the (bike) saddle on a real beaut of a Monday morning

April 13, 2015 — 

VIDEO: After a wild, sunny weekend of corn skiing and general merriment, this Monday morning seems like a perfect time to break out the road bike for the first ride of the year. Aspen Times roving adventure correspondent Corby Anderson takes his road bike on a shakedown cruise down the Rio Grande for a cup o' joe.

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On The Hill: Raucous debauchery and other scenes from the Highlands Closing Party

April 12, 2015 — 

VIDEO: The Aspen Highlands closing day party is quite possibly the biggest, best party all year in the Aspen area. Our brave mountain correspondent Corby Anderson courageously investigates reports of raucous debauchery and buttery corn.

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On The Hill: Closing out the season at Snowmass with some snowbiking

April 11, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Another fun ski season comes to an end today at Snowmass, but not before one adventurous guest from Alabama gets some turns in aboard his snowbike.

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On The Hill: A quiet Friday on the hill preceeds a wild closing weekend at Snowmass and Highlands

April 10, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Nary a soul is up on Aspen Mountain this morning on what is really a beautiful day to ski. Could it be that everyone is saving themselves for the wild closing weekend events at Snowmass and Highlands?

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On The Hill: Don't give up on ski season quite yet

April 9, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Aspen received a few inches of fresh overnight, which is a nice blanket atop the hard crust of the early morning spring snow. And, with hardly anyone on the hill this morning, the skiing is actually pretty darn good considering we are four days from the end of the season!

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On The Hill: Aspen Highlands Patrol hosts hundreds of ski patrollers for a fun day of Pro Patrol competitions

April 7, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Aspen Highlands hosts the prestigious Pro Patrol event today, with over 300 ski patrollers representing mountains from all over the state competing in fun competitions, including a ski race, sled race, bomb toss comp, bamboo toss, Bowl relay, and others.

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On The Hill: Mountain Bike Polo is a cultural mix of upperclass horsing around and down valley dirtbag bike nuts

April 6, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Mountain bike polo - an excellent work out, a long standing tradition, and a cultural mix of upperclass horsing around and down valley dirtbag bike nuts

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On The Hill: Skiers Repent! The end (of the ski season) is upon us!

April 5, 2015 — 

VIDEO: A great day at Buckhorn Cabin with Chris Klug!

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On The Hill: Basic motorcycle maintenance before the first ride of the season.

April 4, 2015 — 

VIDEO: With all the sun and warm temps we've been having, it won't be long before we're out on the motorcycle. But not before we check a few basic items.

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On The Hill: Powder Day!

April 3, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Aspensnowmass.com is reporting 4" of fresh snow and the live feed at the snow stake confirms that Snowmass has received nearly 6" overnight. It's a powder day people - GO GET IT!

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On The Hill: Variable Conditions

April 2, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Variable weather and snow conditions will keep you on your toes or slam you down to the ground!

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On The Hill: Surviving The Slush

March 31, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Tips for skiing soft spring snow

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On The Hill: Status report from Marion Gulch - It's over!

March 30, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Down Valley Cross Country trails are done for the season!

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On The Hill: ... Was a sunny day...

March 29, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Stiff in the morning, soft in the afternoon

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On The Hill: Why I and I Like Buttermilk

March 28, 2015 — 

VIDEO: WHi I and I Like Buttermilk

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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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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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