Mountain Mayhem: Ski Days are the Best Days
Walking through town this morning, 48 hours after the largest snow storm of the season dropped more than a foot of freshies across our four ski areas, the excitement and enthusiasm was still palpable. Being blessed with deep snow has created a ripple effect for guests and locals, all smiling and with an added pep in their step, heading back to the mountains for more.
Some of my best days living here are on ski days — whether there’s a mid-winter storm or a Colorado bluebird sky — being with friends on the hill rivals any other adventure. Gathering at cabins scattered around the slopes for barbecues, birthday celebrations and to simply bask in the sun is a highlight. Sitting fireside in the Sundeck or at a ski lodge is the epitome of coziness. Even toasting over apres-ski in a chilly setting like Hotel Jerome’s ice house makes for memorable moments, not to mention enviable photos.
For the detailed snow report, visit http://www.aspensnowmass.com/our-mountains/snow-report or keep your eye on the weather by staying up to date with http://www.opensnow.com.
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