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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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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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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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On The Hill: Aspen/Snowmass receives a nice dose of Fat Tuesday powder

February 17, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: The Bradman confesses: "I'm a free-heeling uphiller"

February 15, 2015 — 

VIDEO: So long & thanks for all the fish! The Bradman files his last "On the Hill" report.

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On The Hill: the Wapiti Wildlife Center

February 13, 2015 — 

VIDEO: On The Hill visits the Wapiti Wildlife Center

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On The Hill: Appeasing Ullr

February 12, 2015 — 

VIDEO: A proper sacrifice is offered to Ullr, God of Snow

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On The Hill: As good as it gets?

February 11, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Riding a bicycle and remebering the Winter of '76

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On The Hill: Riding with Sasquatch

February 10, 2015 — 

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!

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On The Hill: Workin' on the tan

February 9, 2015 — 

VIDEO: If Spring skiing is your thing, these are your days!

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On The Hill: The Fifth Mountain

February 8, 2015 — 

VIDEO: It's not just about the downhill, people. Check out our excellent nordic trail system!

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On The Hill: Get well soon, Bode!

February 6, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Warm, sunny, bluebird day on Ajax mountain.

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On The Hill: So long, X-Games. Buttermilk is ours once again

February 5, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: In Seach of Ullr at Highlands

February 4, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: All's Quiet on the Western (Snowmass) Front

February 3, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Sleepy Snowmass has more terrain than the other 3 mountains combined and plenty of snow to cover it.

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On The Hill: Back Country Trekking in Marion Gulch

February 2, 2015 — 

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!

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On The Hill: South Western storm has left the building

February 1, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Superbowl Sunday pre-game snow report: Lots of groomers and room to move. Lower temps as the most recent storm departs the area.

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On The Hill: Conditions are "Worthy"

January 31, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: ASC race crew readies the course for upcoming FIS race at Tiehack

January 30, 2015 — 

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.

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On The Hill: Snowpack holding strong on Aspen Mountain. Ski conditions defy warm temps.

January 29, 2015 — 

VIDEO: Snowpack on Aspen Mountain holding strong!.

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On The Hill: Yeti predicts SNOW!

January 28, 2015 — 

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.

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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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