Aspen April 7-15, 2012?
The wife's mom wants to give us her Starwood points which will let us get a condo in ski country for a week. As you can imagine I have no problem with this! In looking at all the options, it looks like Aspen is the clear winner. Because lifties are so expensive during the regular season, flights into Aspen are not too expensive from BHM at that time, and I'm still recovering from ACL reconstruction surgery back on June 24th, we are looking at staying slope side in a condo in Aspen April 7-15th. The weekend of the 15th is their regularly scheduled closing weekend (Buttermilk will be closing the 8th).
I personally have never had any issue with late season skiing and thoroughly enjoy it. I have never been to Aspen and was wondering:
How feasible is getting around town without a car for a week?
Where can I buy groceries in town that are not SUPER expensive? Is there a Safeway or anything like that in town?
I know there are TONS of variables here but 'typically' how is the skiing at the Aspen mountains in April?
- Is the terrain typically only 30% open when they could easily be 100% open, but are not because of cost saving measures?
- Or is it lack of snow that makes terrain close, especially on the lower mtns.
Are the mountains an empty ghost town this time of year like at most other resorts?