On the hill: Yeeeeeeehaaa! | AspenTimes.com

On the hill: Yeeeeeeehaaa!

Ahem, Skico.Where are the boot packers? And the grooming equipment? Why arent the snowguns firing man-made flakes into piles on Ruthies and other runs?Can you guys please give us locals a break, and open Snowmass for a few hours today? That mountain in particular received what appears to be a healthy covering from Saturdays snowstorm.Thats right, Saturdays SNOWSTORM. Winter is just around the corner. Northern Colorado was pelted with snow. The Central Rockies got less. But so what? Who the heck wants to be stuck in a Blue Square community like Steamboat Springs?If you didnt notice, Snowmass was covered with snow top-to-bottom. Highland Bowl looked as if it had a good start to what hopefully will be a great season. And Aspen Mountain got a dusting on the Face of Bell and probably much more on Pussyfoot and Easy Chair.Yeeeeeeeeeeehaaa! Ski season is just around the corner. Who couldnt be excited about that? Well, maybe Jalal Talabani, Iraqs president, isnt excited about the upcoming ski season. He was just in town for the annual gray-hair conference hosted by Forstmann Little & Co. His short-term future presents more opportunities for assassination than face shots in the pow, pow. Oh well, hope he enjoyed the blackened quail.So fellow skiers and snowboarders, the time to get in shape for what will hopefully be a bountiful season is now.As for the forecast: The National Weather Service was predicting more snow last night and continued cold weather on Sunday and Monday. After a midweek day or two in the mid-50s, the Thursday forecast calls for a chance of snow. Hopefully, every chance turns into at least a few more inches of base.See you in line at the bucket.

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