The first Valhalla Nights of the summer will take place tomorrow – Friday, July 12, from 4 – 9 p.m. at Elk Camp in Snowmass. Valhalla Nights is an extension of the popular Ullr Nights that debuted this winter at Elk Camp and will feature evening downhilling and Bike Snowmass access, campfire and s’mores, lawn games, a climbing wall, a children’s playground and bikes, a fishing pond, live music and a BBQ.
Aspen Skiing Company has announced that with the start of summer operations, the top of Aspen Mountain will be open for skiing and riding on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27. Heavy spring snowfall has left the top of the mountain covered in snow as the traditional summer operating season begins. With a base depth of 33 inches up top, the mountain will open with 16 runs and nearly 90 acres of mostly intermediate terrain, served by the Ajax Express chairlift.
Aspen Skiing Company has announced that Aspen Highlands will reopen for the weekend of April 27-28 in appreciation of skiers and riders for a great season. While Snowmass, Aspen Mountain and Buttermilk are closed for the season, Aspen Highlands will remain open through April 21 as scheduled and then reopen April 27-28. Consistent snowfall over the last week has made for great conditions and enjoyable spring skiing and riding on the mountain.
Schneetag, the last official Aspen/Snowmass event of the 2012 – 2013 season, will bring plenty of laughs to Snowmass on Sunday, April 14, as both Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will feature closing day fun.
The Mountain Collective™ has added three premier independent ski resorts in North America to its roster of iconic destinations for the 2013-2014 winter season. Mammoth Mountain, Snowbird and Whistler Blackcomb join Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows in this unprecedented collaboration of resorts.
This blog comes to Colorado Ski Country from Mike Goodwin, Senior Editor of Snowboard Colorado.
Last week I rallied down to Aspen with staff photographer Aaron Dodds for the first park shoot of Volume 4 of Snowboard Colorado Magazine. We met up with a young crew of dudes – Red Gerard, Blake Axelson, Ezra Racine and Wylie Adams – and lucked out with a bluebird day.