It's almost time to ski and ride in Aspen. Anticipation for ski season 2012/13 is high. The Aspen Powder Hounds are chomping at the bit. Aspen Mountain is a very intimate ski hill with only 673 acres (inbounds). The gondola ride to the top is about 17 minutes. Non stop skiing top-to-bottom, 3,267 verts takes about 6 minutes (depending on who you are). Here's a zoom study, 11/17/12.