Mountains Are Open for Business
After a nail-biting start to winter, with barren mountains just days before the lifts were scheduled to open, Aspen Skiing Co.'s four resorts are all humming. Snowmass opened, barely, on Thanksgiving and a couple of storm shots allowed Aspen Mountain to open a few days later. This past weekend, both Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk started spinning their lifts, as scheduled.
Smiles across the four resorts were ubiquitous this weekend, after mountains received more than a foot of snow in the past week. Skiers can already hike to parts of Highland Bowl, and new terrain is being accessed each day as patrol works hard to ensure it's safe.
That all means winter is officially here. As the holiday break quickly approaches, skiers and snowboarders should get their gear necessities -- new gloves and an equipment tune -- before the crowds descend on the Roaring Fork Valley. We're happy to see all the snow, and all the visitors will be too!