On the hill: I hear nice things about the winter
October 5, 2011
ASPEN – When does the snow come?
I’m on pins and needles here. I understand and enjoy the breathtaking sights that occur this time of year, which include Aspen Mountain ablaze with color. But being new to town, all I keep hearing is, “you just wait ’til the season.”
I’ve been told this so many times by everyone from 25-year Aspen residents to CMC students and even once or twice from an Aspen barkeep.
I’m on pins and needles. Growing up in Denver, I had neither the time nor the money to spend on skiing or snowboarding. I still don’t necessarily have the money, but at least now I have the time, seeing as the lifts are within walking distance away and not a wake-up-at-5-in-the-morning-to-drive-multiple-hours away.
Being broke, I stumbled upon an equipment issue. Lucky for me, my best friend, who relocated to Phoenix, lent me his brand new snowboard. He obviously has no use for it, and I have no problem benefiting from his nonsensical decision to move to a desert. But that board sits idle in my apartment – I’m on pins and needles.
I have been able to scrounge up some of the proper clothing, and being new to the scene I am not sure what to expect along the lines of “style.” I’ll look stupid rolling down the hill regardless of what I’m wearing.
Recommended Stories For You
Needless to say, I’m ready.
I am still enjoying the mixture of the ever-more-present brisk fall air and the lingering summer warmth, but all I keep hearing is “you just wait ’til the season,” and I can’t.