Snowfall not seen again until 2019 |

Snowfall not seen again until 2019

A snowcat on the Big Burn at Snowmass on April 1965.
Margaret Durrance/Aspen Historical Society

As reported in The Aspen Times on April 16, 1965: “The final weekend for lift operation in Aspen’s record-breaking 1964-65 season finds skiing excellent and snow bases at mid-winter depths. There is also a good chance that skiing will continue to be excellent atop local ski hills when the lifts resume operation in June.”

With a base of 100 inches, the 1964-65 winter season was indeed historic since it has not been topped for at least March numbers until this year. The epic snow level was felt as well in the newly developing Snowmass at Aspen Ski Area as Snowmass Ski Tour operations continued running up on Big Burn to the wine cabin as pictured into mid-late April of 1965.