On The Hill: The 2014 On The Hill Person of the Year is: ULLR!
VIDEO: It was FREEEEEEEZING last night, but things are warming up just a touch on the mountain this morning with the bright sun finally making itself known for the first time in what seems like weeks. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a fast cruiser on the impeccable groomers of Deer Park>Spur Gulch and celebrates an incredible year in the mountains by naming Ullr, the Norse God of of skiing himself as the 2014 On The Hill Person of the Year.
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ASPEN SKI COMPANY OFFICIAL REPORT: 1″ in the past 24 hours, 4″ in 48 hours and 14″ in the last 7 days. High of 30°, low of 3°.
ASPEN TIMES FIELD REPORT: It’s cold, folks. The air is still supercharged with freezing molecules, so be sure to cover up as frostbite is a real possibility on days like this. The skiing remains unreal – with powder stashes all over the mountain, and fun cruisers coursing through Aspen Mountain. Happy New Years eve, everyone! Be safe and let’s have a rad 2015 On The Hill!
LIFT LINE STATUS: Not even one supermodel to wait behind today. Cruise right up!
LISTENING TO: Wilco “I Got You (At The End Of The Century)”
SNOWCAST: NOAA.com is reporting:
- Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
- Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -10. Southeast wind around 10 mph.
- New Year’s Day: A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -10. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
- Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -9. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming south in the evening.
- Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
- Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
- Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30.
- Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 35.
A HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS IN EFFECT:
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT THE NEXT SYSTEM IS DEEPENING OVER NEVADA AND WILL BE ROTATING INTO WESTERN ARIZONA THROUGH DAY...THEN APPROACH THE 4 CORNERS BY SUNRISE ON THURSDAY. MOIST AIR AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM WILL SPREAD SNOW ACROSS SOUTHEAST UTAH THROUGH THE DAY THEN INTO SOUTHWEST COLORADO OVERNIGHT. AREAS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE AT TIMES ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS OF SOUTHEAST UTAH AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO WHERE WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES ARE IN PLACE. SNOW RATES IN EXCESS OF AN INCH PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE AND HELP CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AS ROADWAYS BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLICK. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL BE CENTERED OVER SOUTHWEST COLORADO THROUGH THE DAY ON THURSDAY WHILE SLOW IMPROVEMENT IS EXPECTED IN SOUTHEAST UTAH. SNOW WILL BE DECREASING IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY ACROSS SOUTHWEST COLORADO THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING BEFORE COLD AND CLEAR CONDITIONS MOVE IN FOR FRIDAY. A QUICK MOVING SYSTEM BRINGS THE NEXT CHANCE OF SNOWFALL TO MAINLY WESTERN COLORADO SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. FAST NORTHWESTERLY FLOW THEN SETS UP FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK. THE NORTHERN COLORADO MOUNTAINS SHOULD BE FAVORED FOR PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW DURING THIS TIME.
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