Aspen Skico warns uphillers that ski areas won’t be patrolled |

Aspen Skico warns uphillers that ski areas won’t be patrolled

ASPEN – Aspen Skiing Co. has reminded uphill adventurers that the slopes of Aspen Mountain and Snowmass might be susceptible to avalanches with all the wet, heavy snow that’s fallen this week.

Both ski areas closed for the season on Sunday. Neither will be patrolled, and neither will have avalanche-control work performed, said Skico spokesman Jeff Hanle. The slopes are open, but uphillers enter at their own risk.

The tamer slopes of Buttermilk are also open though the ski area is closed. Aspen Highlands remains open this week, so avalanche control work is under way.

The avalanche danger is rated “considerable” in the Aspen zone but “high” in Eagle and Summit counties, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

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