There is no feeling that compares with dashing down a steep mountain floating on top of a foot of fresh POW POW. It's what people around Aspen live for.
Apparently Ullr (The Norse God of Snow) has a sense of humor. A HUGE Spring storm dropped 12" of freshies on Aspen Mountain just in time for closing day. After a challenging snow season that started very slow ASPEN MOUNTAIN goes out with a BANG. Closing Day on Ajax had a little bit of everything. Snow, sun, wind, the 42nd Annual Buck-Off and one of the illest parties in recent memory.
The skiing and riding was phenominal on the last day. If not the best day of the season it was clearly "top 5" according to several Aspen Mountain afficianados. Weird...right? Everybody broke out their fatties one last time to churn up the Spring snow. As usual, A.Party was in the very first wave of regulars at the Silver Queen Gondola and got waaaaaaaaay more than his share. The skiing was fantastic, especially on the top half of the mountain. As the day warmed and became a beautiful Colorado bluebird afternoon the conditions deteriorated. The bottom 1/2 of the mountain became an obstacle course of clumpy, heavy, snirt infused sh*t. Avoiding the fallen bodies was part of the program. But everyone made it.
Around 4pm the Sky Hotel and 39 Degrees unleashed a party of furious proportions. The Where's Waldo themed soiree brought out all the players. Some wore costumes, some wore ski clothes and some wore bikini's. The 2012/13 ski season on Aspen Mountain ended in a storm of EDM and jello shots on the pool deck at the Sky.
Click 4 sick pix. ASPEN MOUNTAIN goes out with a BANG