Mountain Mayhem: Ski Town Living

May Selby
Mountain Mayhem
NASTAR champs Dominica Devaney with a bronze and Guy Waldron with a platinum from the race course on Aspen Mountain.
Emerson Kennedy with his dad, Todd, on a father/son ski day at Aspen Highlands.
Andrew Helsley and Rebecca Mirsky on Highland Peak.
Beth Slater swings through the Jerry Garcia Shrine on Aspen Mountain.
Newlyweds Neil Thompson and Audrey Neidenbach heading up Highland Bowl.
Always smiling – Chrisy Sauer Mahon after skinning Aspen Mountain.
Toddy, Kathy, Pride and Steve at Aspen Highlands.
The Aspen Mountain ski fence during alpen glow.
Peter Cohn en route to the Silver Queen Gondola.
Dr. Kim Levin, a.k.a. the 2021 Winterskol Queen.

This ski season rings of a past era in many ways, with the quieter scene on the slopes and around town as we all navigate our way through COVID. With indoor dining at reduced capacity earlier this winter and now inaccessible under code Red, there are more casual seating arrangements for dining outside to go with mobile ordering from the on-mountain restaurants or brown bagging it for lunch. There still is a surge in recreation with the uphill community, Nordic skiers and fat tire bikers. The NASTAR courses at Aspen and Snowmass are open daily and remain a fun way to enjoy some friendly competition against yourself and friends. It’s great to see all the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard winter programs still underway, making it possible to get 2,400 local kids on snow. Another bonus this season is the updated Skico app — better than ever with events and activity listings, trail maps, parking info, base crowding status and tracking every lap on Highland Bowl – great for setting goals!

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