Photos: Opening day on Aspen Mountain

Under bluebird skies with 160 acres under their boots, hundreds of skiers and snowboarders took to Aspen Mountain for opening day Wednesday.

With new snowmaking at the top and pandemic procedures at the bottom, the crowds remained patient as the first-chair lines cleared through in about 20 minutes and skiers spread across the top of the hill.

For more on opening day, check out our videos, including our first edition of The Drop-In for the 2020-21 season and our Facebook Live from first chair posted on The Aspen Times Facebook page.


Professional dancers return to Aspen to perform in ‘The Nutcracker’

Roaring Fork Valley natives Emily Ridings and Nikki Ferry have come full circle when it comes to dance. Both studied dance with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) as kids, continued their training with other prominent schools, and now return this weekend, as ASFB presents “The Nutcracker” at Aspen District Theater.

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