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The Drop-In: Hiking up Smuggler in the winter
The Drop-In: Hiking up Smuggler in the winter

March 18, 2019

Smuggler Mountain is a very popular hike in the summer in Aspen, but the trail remains hikeable (and in some cases bikeable) for the majority of the winter, as well. On today’s episode of The...


The Drop-In: Sunny Monday morning (video)
The Drop-In: Sunny Monday morning (video)

March 11, 2019

Well, it’s dumping snow in Aspen right now, but this morning it was a beautiful sunny day on Aspen Mountain. We got out for today’s Drop-In before the snow started to fall and took some...



The Drop-In: Powder day at Snowmass (video)
The Drop-In: Powder day at Snowmass (video)

March 4, 2019

For today’s Drop-In episode we are throwing it back to Sunday where both Drop-In hosts Anna and Rose along with their friend Winter experienced some amazing powder and fresh tracks at Snowmass Ski Area. According...


The Drop-In: March 1 Powder Day
The Drop-In: March 1 Powder Day

March 1, 2019

We’re celebrating March 1 with an extreme powder day in Aspen-Snowmass! The early-morning snow report only called 4 inches on Aspen Mountain, but there was way more than that by 9:15 a.m. The fresh snow was...


‘Slowmass’ got me again

January 10, 2019

Anyone who knows me knows that I start to get a bit itchy when I go past the roundabout, particularly if it’s going into a family-friendly suburb where there are a lot of children. But...


A brush with celebrity, Aspen-style

January 1, 2019

As is tradition, I was taking a few gondola laps with the mayor for a year-end interview last week. He had told me during our chat at the Sundeck that one of the most surprising...


Let the training begin for Summit for Life

October 17, 2018

It’s been awhile since I’ve hiked the “big hill,” so when my friend asked me last week to go up Aspen Mountain, I was a bit reticent. But I have grown so bored of Smuggler,...



#AspenOnTheHill-Saturday, April 15
#AspenOnTheHill-Saturday, April 15

April 15, 2017

Sending off our On The Hills for the season on this Saturday here on Aspen Mountain. Anna Stonehouse enjoys the spring slushy conditions in today’s edition of #AspenOnTheHill.


#AspenOnTheHill-Thursday, April 13
#AspenOnTheHill-Thursday, April 13

April 13, 2017

Spring conditions are in full force on Aspen Mountain. Anna Stonehouse heads up and enjoys the sunshine, groomers, and slush. See for yourself in today’s edition of #AspenOnTheHill.


#AspenOnTheHill – Hot spring
#AspenOnTheHill – Hot spring

April 12, 2017

Happy Wednesday, Aspen! Spring-like conditions exist today on the hill, with temperatures in the high-50s to low-60s, slush and some bare spots over on Shadow Mountain. This is it, folks; time to soak in the finals days...


#AspenOnTheHill-Tuesday, April 11
#AspenOnTheHill-Tuesday, April 11

April 11, 2017

Anna Stonehouse was just cruising along this morning up on Aspen Mountain. The sun was shining with fast conditions this morning with spring slush this afternoon and warmer temperatures. See for yourself in today’s edition...


#AspenOnTheHill-Monday, April 10, 2017
#AspenOnTheHill-Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

“Wooo hooooo; let’s go for a ‘shoe! Testing Eva, the world’s first EVA foam snowshoes on Maroon Creek Road,” says Erik Skarvan, local athlete and owner of Sun Dog Athletics.


#AspenOnTheHill – Friday, April 7
#AspenOnTheHill – Friday, April 7

April 7, 2017

Happy Friday, Aspen! It’s a beautiful, quiet day on Ajax, with temperatures in the low-60s and overall awesome conditions for the end of the season. We recommend sticking to the top half of the mountain for the best...


#AspenOnTheHill-Thursday, April 6
#AspenOnTheHill-Thursday, April 6

April 6, 2017

Sunny Thursday out on Aspen Mountain today. Anna Stonehouse takes a couple of runs on this bluebird day and finds a couple of leftover powder stashes but recommends the fast groomers until this afternoon. See...


#AspenOnTheHill – 7 inches at Snowmass!
#AspenOnTheHill – 7 inches at Snowmass!

April 5, 2017

Good morning, Aspen and Snowmass! Erica Robbie mixes it up this morning and joins Snowmass Tourism’s Sara Stookey and Rose Abello for a few powder-ful turns at Snowmass. The ski area received 7-inches of snow overnight so conditions today are excellent. Temperatures are in...


#AspenOnTheHill-April Powder
#AspenOnTheHill-April Powder

April 4, 2017

Powderrrrrrr Dayyyyyyy!!! 5″ of fresh snow was reported but it’s much deeper in spots on Aspen Mountain. Anna Stonehouse heads out for some fun powdery turns out on Ajax. See for yourself in today’s edition...


#AspenOnTheHill-April 1
#AspenOnTheHill-April 1

April 1, 2017

Happy April Fools Day! Anna Stonehouse heads up Ajax to enjoy this beautiful Saturday morning. See for yourself in today’s edition of #AspenOnTheHill.


#AspenOnTheHill – Aspen shred szn
#AspenOnTheHill – Aspen shred szn

March 31, 2017

Happy Friday, Aspen! Shred season is in full force today, with icy, spring-like conditions on the hill. Temperatures are in the low-30s, winds are high in some areas and the visibility varies. Bonus: Few people out on the slopes!...