On The Hill: Great skiing to be had at Ajax, but the base is shrinking rapidly | AspenTimes.com

On The Hill: Great skiing to be had at Ajax, but the base is shrinking rapidly

VIDEO: Temps have hovered around the 60’s for several weeks now, sparking off the inevitable yearly meltdown. The ungroomed areas are starting to wear dangerously thin, but the groomed areas have good coverage and are skiing very nicely yet.

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ASPEN SKI COMPANY OFFICIAL REPORT: 0″ in the past 24 hours, 0″ in 48 hours and 7″ in the last 7 days. High of 57°, low of 27°.

ASPEN TIMES FIELD REPORT: Heads up if you ski outside of the groomers. Rocks and bare patches are showing on Gentlemens Ridge, the Dumps, and basically all through the gladed areas of Aspen Mountain. The mountain is skiing variably, with firm crust up top, softer snow mid-mountain, and corn slush at the base as the day progresses.

LIFT LINE STATUS: What spring break? Seriously, slide right up and jump aboard, kiddos!

LISTENING TO: Natural Disasters “Steep N’ Deep”

SNOWCAST: NOAA.com is reporting:

Today: Scattered showers, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers, mainly between 10am and noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. West wind around 15 mph.

Wednesday: A chance of snow before 1pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.

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