Sunday, April 17, 2011

Snowmass

I love Aspen/Snowmass.  The PSIA/AASI 50/50 Celebration was my 5th trip to the area.  I skied Snowmass, on Sunday, before the event began. 

In Front of the Big Burn

It snowed most the day with high winds in the morning, thundersnow at lunchtime and they closed the mountain.  The afternoon was worth it all.  They reopened the lifts, and opened the upper lifts for the first time of the day.  I had 15 inches of fresh untracked powder to myself.  The Rockies are different than many ski mountains.  The tree line goes well past 10,000 feet, which gave me visual cues when skiing in near white out conditions.

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