December 29, 2007
As if on cue for the holiday season, snowstorms have cycled through the Elk mountains all month, leaving many to ponder whether this has been the most bountiful December ever.
Over 8 feet of snow have blanketed the slopes, streets and sidewalks, lifting spirits and spreading holiday cheer. For weekend warriors, the consecutive storms have arrived with perfect timing. As of Wednesday, the Aspen Skiing Co. reported over 100 inches and counting for the month, which is more than double the average snowfall for December.
Capitalizing on the white Christmas setting, holiday gatherings have been especially festive this week. The Eaton family of Aspen hosted their annual get-together on Friday, Dec. 21. Their tree was trimmed with colored lights and unique ornaments collected over the years. Friends contributed to the buffet, including Gail Schueth who brought her highly coveted sugar cookies, which are always a hit on the dessert table. Restaurants from Cache Cache to the Pine Creek Cookhouse were filled to the rim with reservations for Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners.
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