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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.
ASPEN SKI COMPANY OFFICIAL REPORT: 3" in the past 24 hours, 3" in 48 hours and 23" in the last 7 days. High of 28°, low of 17°.
ASPEN TIMES FIELD REPORT: It's a beautiful day up at Buttermilk! Warm, just a slight breeze, and plenty of fresh powder to explore in the trees.
LIFT LINE STATUS: Five minute wait at the Buttermilk Express lift.
LISTENING TO: Natural Disasters "Brad's Garage"
SNOWCAST: NOAA.com is reporting:
- Today: Scattered snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 30. West northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
- Tonight: Scattered snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 9. West wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
- Friday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 30. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
- Friday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 13. South southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
- Saturday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 34. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
- Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
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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 »
VIDEO: A rare Yeti sighting on Aspen Mountain bodes well for snow in the near future. Aspen Times On The Hill producer Corby Anderson skies the foggy hardpack of Ajax on a slow Wednesday morning, where he finds encouraging signs of impending snow. New host Brad Manosevitz takes the GoPro and runs with it for the next three weeks.Learn more »
VIDEO: In today's segment, Aspen Times On The Hill producer Corby Anderson checks out the sweet music stations and speaker systems in the red gondola cars of Aspen Mountain's Silver Queen Gondola.Learn more »
VIDEO: With apologies (and all very due respect!) to Mike Rowe, the ESPN Sustainability crew has by far the dirtiest job at the X Games. Sorting through tons of trash made by adrenaline junkies every day might seem a bit much for most people, but Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson finds a bunch of people who just love to play in your trash.Learn more »
VIDEO: The Saturday of X Games is really the pinnacle of winter here in one of the worlds great ski towns. With events happening on the hill and in town all day and night long, it is good to take morning hot laps and keep perspective of why all of this pomp exists - the sheer joy of sliding down a mountain.
Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a run from the top of Buttermilk's Summit Express to test the snow, and checks out the bustling base for a peek of the X Games on Saturday morning.
VIDEO: The Xgames are well underway at Buttermilk Mountain, with a full slate of events today - from boardercross to slopestyle to big air, and a Snoop Dogg concert to boot! Aspen Times On The Hill producer Corby Anderson takes a run down Buttermilk alongside the boardercross course to show some pretty excellent vantage points for those who boot up.Learn more »