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Base is a little thin and the avi danger is off the charts, but overall the skiing is really good!
Monday's going off!
post #2 of 28
How much is a one or two day pass for Snowmass.
post #3 of 28
That's top secret information. 

I think they did promise to post the one day window rate sometime before Christmas.   You'll get a better rate with a multiday ticket and purchase online at least 7 days in advance.  (My tickets are free there so I don't know.  They are probably north of $85 over Xmas)
post #4 of 28
Snowmass was like a ghost town today.  Many of the lifts aren't running but it's not because of snow I'm told, it's because they don't have the staff yet.  However, I'm not complaining about the fresh tracks all day long off of the Sheer Bliss lift. 
 
 
 
post #5 of 28
High Alpine, Snowmass.

 
 
post #6 of 28

Johny Style...

Are you sure that pic wasn't taken at Blue?

post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by ADay2Remember View Post

How much is a one or two day pass for Snowmass.
I think it's north of $95, but I don't know for sure.
post #8 of 28
Skied there fri thru mon of this last weekend (dec11-14).  One day passes were $84 on fri and $94 beginning on sat.  They have a new electronic pass that you stick in any pocket and is electronically read.  When you return it you get a $5 credit back.  So I guess the true daily price right now is $89. Don't know what the multi-day rate is.  The skiing was awesome!
post #9 of 28
Here is a shot of the Burnside Cliffs from yesterday.  They hold the Colorado Freeride Championships there.  I think there is a skiing magazine cover from 2005 or so that shows Chris Davenport launching off of the cliffs. 


 
post #10 of 28
Did you sneak up there before the lift opened?  No.  This is 1 p.m. up on the Big Burn.  My own private resort.  Hanging Valley Wall is open, and Campground opens tomorrow.  Aspen Snowmass will announce the peak day price for tickets tomorrow.  They promise to be lower than Vail and less than $100, which means you are looking at $97-99.

 
post #11 of 28
 Man, those are some expensive lift tickets...
post #12 of 28
I heard the price is $96 although I cant' confirm it.  Here is a shot from today at Ajax.  Coverage is getting a bit thin on the steeps but the patrolers I talked to said six more inches of snow will get the Dumps and the other gated terrain open. 


Oh yeah, I ran into Wayne Wong today.  Very cool guy and he still rocks that classic look.  Now if only they were a pair of iski glasses.  


 
post #13 of 28
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 Man, those are some expensive lift tickets...

The reason I have lived in this valley for four years and have yet to ski any of the 4 Aspen resorts. Anything over $50 is too much for a lift ticket.
post #14 of 28
$96 is confirmed from Skico.  No increase from last year.  Not everybody has announced their peak pricing yet but it is believed to be:

Steamboat - $97 up from $91 last year
Vail - unannounced but were $97 last year
Aspen Snowmass - $96 unchanged from last year
Telluride - $95 unchanged
Stowe - $89 unchanged
Deer  Valley - $90 up from $86

Why am I talking about lift ticket prices?  Yuck.  Onto today.



Snowmass backcountry.  Yummy.  Rumor is that there will be twelve more inches falling tomorrow. 


 
 
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Snowmass backcountry.  Yummy.  Rumor is that there will be twelve more inches falling tomorrow. 


 

Someone is doing some serious snow dancing. /the system coming is dropping south and does not have much moisture.

Here is the Snowmass forecast:
Tuesday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 29. South southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Tuesday Night: Snow. Low around 16. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Wednesday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 21. North northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
post #16 of 28
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The reason I have lived in this valley for four years and have yet to ski any of the 4 Aspen resorts. Anything over $50 is too much for a lift ticket.

Cry me a river.

If you've lived in valley four years,  you've had ample oportunity to ski for less than $50!

Aspen Valley Ski Club just had a $35 day and Highlands extended season was only $39, $19 if you had any season pass.

You should have at least purchased a Classic Pass when they were on sale in Glenwood, that's less than $50/day?

post #17 of 28
Well, that's the last time I listen to a Skico employee who rides twin tips in the race course about weather forecasts.  It was Sunny up till 2 p.m. today and now the clouds have moved in. 


 
post #18 of 28
Nice pics dude.
post #19 of 28
Well the storm finally came, and it is at six inches and counting.  Total whiteout conditions today.  I don't like skiing Ajax on a day like this because you have to stick to the trees.  Of course it is always magical at the John Denver shrine. 


 
 
post #20 of 28
It is FrRrREeZiNg.  It was six degrees at the car this morning.  Snowmass and Highlands appeared to have inversions today.  It was so beautiful out today.  The Sun and the Moon were both in the sky and everything was white.  Just awesome. 





 
 
post #21 of 28
Seasons greetings from Snowmass Creek.

 
post #22 of 28
It is still CcCcCcCcCoLd!  The high today was only fifteen degrees but the mountain thermometers were all reading zero or one degree.  For those wondering, it wasn't me who dimed out Charlie Sheen yesterday.  The worst part of the day was getting stuck on the Coney Glade lift at Snowmass for over a half hour in these temps.  Aspen Snowmass patrolers are great and handled everything perfectly. 

When it's this cold there are only two things that make skiing enjoyable; bumps or gates.  Today, the hike to Hanging Valley was the best way to stay warm.  You can still get fresh tracks three days after the storm but be careful young man, there are rocks under that snow.  Maybe one more storm gets everything open.  Aspen had crappy snow underneath the good stuff and lots of things are still limited.

Here is the view looking back up lower ladder in Hanging Valley. 



 
post #23 of 28
It warmed up a bit today.  Here is the view from the Sundeck atop Ajax.




 
post #24 of 28
JS:  Great updates.  While you can easily knock over 3 celebs just doing a 360 out there...catching WW is classic Aspen  

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Oh yeah, I ran into Wayne Wong today.  Very cool guy and he still rocks that classic look.  Now if only they were a pair of iski glasses.  


 
post #25 of 28
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 Ajax was really good yesterday, not many people, short line at the gondi midday and walk on after 1.

Kristie's skiing nice. 
post #26 of 28
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JS:  Great updates.  While you can easily knock over 3 celebs just doing a 360 out there...catching WW is classic Aspen  
 


 

I feel the same way.  Celebs smebs.  I couldn't care less.  Of course everyone in the lift line, including the girl Wayne was with, looked at me like I was the crazy one.  I don't think anybody but myself knew who he was. 
 
 
post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 
Aspen is still skiing really well.  Snowing at the top at 4, dumping at the bottom at 8pm. 


Kind of embarrassing when my wife throw's herself at Gerard Butler.  Guy probably can't even ski!
post #28 of 28
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Kind of embarrassing when my wife throw's herself at Gerard Butler.  Guy probably can't even ski!
 

I don’t know Shred…after seeing him in 300 I might also

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