Ski season 2013/14 got off to a tasty and early start on Aspen Mountain today. Ajax was originally slated to open on Thanksgiving, but thanks to Mother Nature we all got to go out and get some almost 2 weeks early. It's the best early season snow we've had in Aspen in recent memory. Today was a full 10 fold improvement over opening day last year.
Click 4 pix: Aspen Vert. Laboratory
4 inches of sweet,sweet, POW greeted us this morning. The Stoke was high at the Gondola, as the line started forming at about 7.30 a.m. The crowd built into a pack of howling Aspen Powder Hounds. The lifts began spinning early at about 8.45. Kudo's must be given to the Aspen Skiing Company and the mountain operations staff for getting Aspen Mountain ready for action...and then actually opening it 12 days before the scheduled opening.
AspenSpin is going on record: "it was the best 4" day of all time". And guess what? It's dumping like a MO-FO right now. So despite some tight hammy's and worked quads...we'll all be back out there tomorrow. Ripping top to bottom laps, getting the ski legs back, flossing the new gear. 3,267 vertical feet......
Click 4 Pix: ASPEN VERT. LABORATORY