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On The Hill: Taking a quick break from the Isaacson School to ski fresh powder

VIDEO: Take a soft, deep, buttery mid-week run down Aspen Mountain with Rob Martin, the visionary leader of the Colorado Mountain College Issacson School For New Media.

On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

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ASPEN SKI COMPANY OFFICIAL REPORT: 10″ in the past 24 hours, 16″ in 48 hours and 35″ in the last 7 days. High of 28°, low of 5°.

ASPEN TIMES FIELD REPORT: THREE FEET of new snow has fallen this week in the Aspen Snowmass area! THREEEEEEE FEEEEEET! And more on the way tonight! All of that snow has re-energized the entire village, and really created almost ideal on-mountain (in bounds) conditions. BEWARE THE BACK AND SIDE COUNTRY, though, as avalanche danger is extremely high!

LIFT LINE STATUS: Liberatingly light.

LISTENING TO: Billy Shaddox “I Melt I Howl”

SNOWCAST: NOAA.com is reporting:

  • Today: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 32. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Tonight: Snow likely, mainly before 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around 11. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
  • Wednesday: A chance of snow before 9am, then a slight chance of snow after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 23. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

AVALANCHE WARNING:

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER.  ...AVALANCHE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE STEAMBOAT AND FLAT TOPS, ASPEN, GUNNISON, GRAND MESA, SOUTHERN SAN JUAN AND NORTHERN SAN JUAN ZONES...  A SERIES OF STORMS HAS BROUGHT SUSTAINED SNOWFALL AND POWERFUL WINDS TO COLORADO`S WESTERN MOUNTAINS. MORE SNOW AND WIND ARE IN THE FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT. WIDESPREAD NATURAL AND TRIGGERED AVALANCHES HAVE OCCURRED AND REMAIN LIKELY TODAY ON AND BELOW ALL STEEP SLOPES. BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT THROUGH 5pm THIS AFTERNOON:
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON ABOVE 7000 FEET...  * LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL...RIDGWAY...   GLADE PARK.  * TIMING...LIGHT SNOW THIS MORNING WILL BECOME HEAVY THIS   AFTERNOON.  * SNOW ACCUMULATION...ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH HIGHER   AMOUNTS.  * WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH OVER HIGHER   TERRAIN.  * IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT THIS   AFTERNOON.  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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