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On The Hill: A good day to test out these newfangled powder skis

On the Hill, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report showcasing Aspen’s ski conditions every day.

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Aspen official report: 3″ fresh powder overnight on Aspen Mountain.

Aspen Times field report:Yesterday’s epic blizzard never quite materialized into the 30″ monster that was forecast, but there is easily a good 3-5 inches of powder to play in today, with more falling today and tonight.

Liftline status: Very light lift lines. No wait at the gondola in Aspen this morning.

Breakdown: Powder day! For the third or fourth time this week we have to call it an official powder day based on extensive field research. With the crowds largely staying out of the blowing snow yesterday, and a new work week starting today, there is ample powder to feast on all over the mountains today. Just last night, the Denver TV stations were showing 10-20″ yet to fall in our area today and tomorrow, but most weather models are showing a much lighter snowfall than that. Still, we’ve had almost 20″ of new snow in a week, when early season predictions were for a relatively dry January.

Snowcast: There is a winter storm warning in effect through 6pm tonight. Snow continues to fall today, with 3-5″ predicted by tomorrow morning. Tuesday starts a clearing and warming trend that should see temps reach the upper 30’s by the weekend.

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