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On The Hill: Rock out on the Silver Queen gondola's musical (red) chairs

January 27, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: Taking out the trash at the X Games

January 25, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: Skiing Buttermilk on X Games Saturday; the pinnacle of winter in Aspen

January 24, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: Slide right up to the X Games boardercross course

January 23, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: Chilly morning turns on Aspen Mountain while X Games heats up at Buttermilk

January 22, 2015 — 

VIDEO: As the X Games gets underway, drawing locals and visitors alike to "X Games Mountain," Aspen Mountain is wide open for the shredding this morning. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a sub-zero, sunny run down Silver Dip and runs down the schedule for the events upcoming later today and tonight at Buttermilk.

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On The Hill: New snow and an empty mountain make for a nice little Tuesday morning

January 20, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley awoke to a nice little pile of snow this morning, with 2" being reported at Aspen and Snowmass. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson skis Buckhorn and North American on Aspen Mountain and finds the new snow to by light and fluffy.

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On The Hill: Rediscovering the quiet splendor of 1Aahhh

January 19, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Aspen Mountain's quiet lifeblood lift, Shadow Mountain is better known to most locals as 1A. After a few weeks of mechanical decommision, the old gal is spinning again. This is much to the joy of Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson, who revels in the solitude and calm pace of heading up the "west side."

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On The Hill: Waiting for new snow to fall? Take some hot laps in an ice kart

January 18, 2015 — 

VIDEO: If you are looking for something EXTREMELY fun to do while waiting for new snow to fall, check out Aspen Ice Karting, a one-of-a-kind go-cart racing operation on Kodiak water ski lake in El Jebel. The karts run on specially studded snow tires, which allow for hugging corners on a beautifully designed course at high speeds, and even a little drifting action.

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On The Hill: Skis and feathers fly at the Aspen Gay Ski Week "Drag Race"

January 17, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Aspen is fortunate to host some of the biggest, funnest events on snow over the course of the winter, but it is pretty hard to top Gay Ski Week's "Drag Race" for sheer spectacle and hilarity. Aspen Times mountain sports correspondent Corby Anderson files this report from Aspen's Gondola Plaza, where MC Miss Richfield 1981 is holding court.

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On The Hill: Fast and warm top to bottom on Aspen Mountain

January 16, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Kick the weekend off right with a fast run down the sunny slopes of a little mountain called Asssssspen!

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On The Hill: Shredding Snowmass with Challenge Aspen C.A.M.O. Special Operations participants

January 15, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Challenge Aspen has been providing recreational opportunities in the high country for 20 years, and there may be no tougher, cooler group of participants than their C.A.M.O. military adaptive participants that they regularly host, assist and train in all sorts of snow-sport methodologies. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a run with SOCOM US Special Forces adaptive skier Andrew and his program coordinator Cory on a beautiful, warm, sunny day on Snowmass' Sneaky's run in today's On The Hill.

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On The Hill: Tuesday cruiseday on the fast and fabulous Sneaky's at Snowmass

January 13, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Mid-week is an excellent time to hit the popular Snowmass Ski Area. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a thrilling run down the spine of The Burn on one of his all-time favorite runs, Sneakeys, and discovers that the new snow has freshened up the top of Snowmass nicely over the past few days.

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On The Hill: Ski away the Broncos blues

January 12, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Some Monday's are harder than others, especially when they fall in the postseason. With most of Broncos Country in mourning this morning, Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a run down Copper on Aspen Mountain to sample the dusting of new snow and let the clean, fresh Rocky Mountain air cleanse his Broncos Blues.

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On The Hill: It's coming down on Aspen Mountain!

January 11, 2015 — 

VIDEO: After a wonderfully warm and sunny spell, the snow is once again falling on Aspen Mountain. Our intrepid snowporter Corby Anderson checks out Dipsy to North American and finds a nice smattering of fresh snow atop an edgable base on a comfortable, low-vis Sunday morning.

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On The Hill: A plethora of activities on and off the hills today

January 10, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Winterskol is in full effect, with a boatload of activities and events today and tonight, the least of which is making turns on a gorgeous Saturday morning! Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a sunny run down Silver Dip and Blazing Star and finds the snow to be nice and soft thanks to the warm temps.

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On The Hill: Ski now, soup later! Skol!

January 9, 2015 — 

WATCH THE VIDEO: With nary a cloud in the sky and spring-like temps, Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes stock of Aspen Mountain on a Friday morning and finds it nearly empty, firm and fast.

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On The Hill: What can be better than birthday turns on a sunny Aspen morning?

January 7, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Once a year those lucky snowmen and women who were born in the winter months get to put the world on pause and make birthday turns. Aspen Times Editor Lauren Glendenning and producer Corby Anderson both happen to share the same birthday, so it seemed a natural that turns were in order, and it certainly didn't hurt to have perfect corduroy to schralp on a sunny, warm Aspen morning!

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On The Hill: Clear blue skies and balmy skiing on Aspen Mountain

January 6, 2015 — 

VIDEO: With a high pressure ridge hovering above the West Elks, the bright blue skies that are a hallmark of Aspen skiing emerged from weeks of cloud cover, bringing warm temperatures with them. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a fast run from Peanut Butter Ridge down to Bonnies amidst downright balmy, soft, pleasant conditions.

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On The Hill: Mellow Monday skiing on Aspen Mountain, but strong winds expected later

January 5, 2015 — 

VIDEO: After an exciting, busy holiday season, Aspen Mountain is settling back down into its typically unhurried pace. Aspem Times producer Corby Anderson takes a mellow run off the top of the mountain down Copper and finds the snow to be soft and sweet.

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On The Hill: Ski right down into town on the Nell

January 4, 2015 — 

VIDEO: With temperatures creeping back into double digits on the mountain, and the holidays officially in our rear view mirror, Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a run down the Little Nell run to experience the sheer thrill of skiing right into the heart of the world's greatest ski town.

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On The Hill: Flurries and frigid air mark another fun Saturday on Aspen Mountain

January 3, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Another storm wave is upon us, leaving Ajax shrouded in low clouds and frigid air. Aspen Times producer Corby Anderson skis Silver Bell to Spur and finds challenging, flat light and finger-numbing temps are at play, though the mountain is largely empty and the snow is nice and chalky.

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On The Hill: Hiking up Smuggler, a New Years Day tradition

January 1, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Hiking above the old silver mine on Smuggler Mountain is a popular Aspen activity, and a New Years Day tradition for On The Hill producer Corby Anderson and his buddy Hondo.

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On The Hill: The 2014 On The Hill Person of the Year is: ULLR!

December 31, 2014 — 

VIDEO: It was FREEEEEEEZING last night, but things are warming up just a touch on the mountain this morning with the bright sun finally making itself known for the first time in what seems like weeks. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a fast cruiser on the impeccable groomers of Deer Park>Spur Gulch and celebrates an incredible year in the mountains by naming Ullr, the Norse God of of skiing himself as the 2014 On The Hill Person of the Year.

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On The Hill: Another shot of powder on Face of Bell

December 30, 2014 — 

VIDEO: The Roaring Fork Valley was pasted with a blizzard for much of last night, but the expected accumulations didn't quite match the ferocity of the storm. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson skied Face of Bell on Axaj this morning and discovered plenty of fresh, light, dry Aspen pow to play in.

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On The Hill: Powder stashes abound on Aspen Mountain

December 29, 2014 — 

VIDEO: The powder keeps dropping on the Aspen Snowmass area, and the skiing could not be better. Our intrepid pow scout Corby Anderson skis Aspen Mountain and finds that another 3" inches has fallen overnight, with more coming down by the second, leaving powder stashes every where you look.

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On The Hill: Frigid air, flat light, fresh snow on Aspen Mountain

December 28, 2014 — 

VIDEO: Another wave of low pressure has settled into the area for a few days, delivering a smattering of snow overnight, with more falling this morning. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson skis a fresh. cold run down a nearly empty Silver Bell on Aspen Mountain and discovers that the light is flat, and the air is indeed thermally-challenged.

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On The Hill: Snow deep, powder light on Aspen Mountain

December 26, 2014 — 

VIDEO: Fresh snow is the gift that keeps on giving, as another 4-6" of fresh, dry Aspen powder fell overnight. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson floats through a nearly untracked Northstar in today's video.

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On The Hill: Santa delivers a white Christmas in Aspen

December 25, 2014 — 

VIDEO: On a snowy Christmas morning, Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a sweet, soft run down Copper on Aspen Mountain, only to have the big man himself place a call mid-run.

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On The Hill: There's plenty of time left for morning turns on Ajax AND all of your shopping, fellas!

December 24, 2014 — 

VIDEO: With Aspen Mountain virtually empty this Christmas Eve morning, Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson finds that there is plenty of time to ski AND still get all of his shopping done today!

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On The Hill: Chilly morning turns on Aspen Mountain as another storm wave approaches

December 23, 2014 — 

VIDEO: The monster storm that assailed Aspen over the past 48 hours left a thick, Sierra-like coat of a foot or two of fresh snow. Aspen Times mountain man Corby Anderson checks out Copper for a quick top to bottom morrning run and finds conditions to be a cold, with challenging light.

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ASPEN SKI COMPANY OFFICIAL REPORT: 3" in the past 24 hours, 14" in 48 hours and 32" in the last 7 days. High of 21°, low of 0°.

ASPEN TIMES FIELD REPORT: Aspen Mountain is skiing very nicely after the incredible week of snow that we have had. The west side is still a wee bit thin, but anything east of Nell is bomber. The snow we got on Sunday/Monday was very moisture-intensive, so expect heavy, thick turns in the trees and off groomers. It was really cold - felt below zero to me at 9:15am, with pretty flat light and falling snow.

Much of the steep terrain on Aspen Mountain is open, and it appears from the grooming report that Highlands Bowl is open, though check with patrol as there was significant wind loading and avy danger is very high. Snowmass has about half of it's double black terrain open today.

LIFT LINE STATUS: Breeze on through at the Silver Queen Gondola.

LISTENING TO: Grateful Dead - "Franklin's Tower"

SNOWCAST: NOAA.com is reporting:

  • Today: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 21. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around -1. Wind chill values as low as -15. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.
  • Wednesday NightA 20 percent chance of snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
  • Christmas Day: Snow likely, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Thursday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 14. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Friday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22.
  • Friday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5.
  • Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23.
  • Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8.

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