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The Drop-In: Exploring the Open Runs of Snowmass


For the 4th episode of this season’s Drop-In series, we check out some of the open runs on Snowmass.

The Drop-In: First Guest Takeover of Season 3

For Episode 3 of The Drop-In Season 3, local Josh Petersen takes us up Aspen Mountain on a Bluebird Day.

The Drop-In: Celebrating Klaus Obermeyer’s 100th birthday

Surrounded by large amounts of family, friends, community members and strudel, the inspiring and legendary Klaus Obermeyer celebrated his 100th birthday in Bavarian style at the Hotel Jerome on Monday, Dec. 2.

The Drop-In: Checking out Elk Camp terrain on Snowmass

The Drop-In: Season 3, Episode 1

The Drop-In: Aspen Mountain Opening Day 2019

The Drop-In: Leaf-peeping on Aspen Mountain

For the summer 2019 season finale of “The Drop-In,” we took a gondola ride up Aspen Mountain to check out the changing leaves.

The weekend of October 4 is the final weekend the gondola is running on Aspen and Snowmass until the mountains open back up again for the winter 2019/20 season.

The Drop-In: Exploring Ashcroft ghost town

Happy October 1! To kick off this “spooky” month, we decided to take a trip to the ghost town of Ashcroft, located 11 miles up Castle Creek Road. The leaves are peaking and it truly feels like fall, which means it is the perfect time to get out and explore! (Don’t forget to pay the $5 ghost town fee if you visit)

Please note – In the video, we say 1893, but that is incorrect, the date was 1883. All information is from the Aspen Historical Society and a story written in the Aspen Times Weekly, “Walk with Aspen’s Past … Area’s ghost towns have ‘certain presence’” https://www.aspentimes.com/news/walk-with-aspens-past-2/

The Drop-In: Difficult Creek Trail

Fall is officially here in Aspen! In this episode of “The Drop-In” we went outside and into the woods on Difficult Creek Trail to enjoy the crisp fall air and changing leaves. Difficult Creek Trail is a 9.8-mile out and back trail near the start of Independence Pass.

The Drop-In: Hiking to Crater Lake at the Maroon Bells

The hike to Crater Lake, a 3.8-mile (round trip) out and back trail in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, is rated as moderate-intermediate and, due to the popularity of the Maroon Bells Scenic Area, is heavily-trafficked. The trail winds through Aspen groves that illuminate gold in the fall, through denser forests and avalanche paths and up and over some scree fields ending at Crater Lake.