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Aspen: For the Love of Dumps

A.Party in his element.It's been a fantastic ski season so far in Aspen.  The best in 5 years.  We hit the mid-point of the season with over 15 feet of snow having fallen. Recently we've had some super siiiiiiiick days.  Especially yesterday...and the day before that...and the day before that.  You get the picture.

It's dumping heavily right now...and we love it.

Here's a couple pix.

Henry's...directly under the 1a lift line. My favorite run...especially when no one is riding the lift.Newly opened and marked terrain on Ajax. You have to find it to ski it.We call this the Party Line on the Back of Bell. Maybe not the steepest pitch...but I'm usually first to schralp it.


Happy Holidays from AspenSpin.

First tracks on Perry's Prowl.A.Party schralping. Photo by Jeremy SwansonCarmelo getting some in Wagner Park.


The Way of the Shred.

Aspen is a small town with a BIG heart.  Last weekend's early opening was fantastic.  This Saturday's official kick off to the season was the real deal.  The snow base on Aspen Mountain is equivalent to mid-February last year.  The Aspen Mountain ski patrol got busy and opened plenty of new terrain including Bell Mountain and The Glades.  Bro-brahs were straight-lining the Ridge of Bell without fear.  Coverage was good.  The best part...no one was around.  Apparently the opening at  Snowmass drew big crowds.  But Ajax had the goods...and those goods got got.

Click 4 pix: THE WAY of the SHRED

AspenSpin...known for skiing everyday and partying every night managed to squeeze in a couple social events too.  

Muralist, Kate Howe unveiled her latest mixed media creation at Aspen Highlands.  Her beautiful work entitled Almost Time to Ski now permanently adorns the wall of Aspen Highlands locker room.  She's already working on her next piece at Cloud 9 Restaurant on the mountain at Aspen Highlands.  Kate's art along with her expert ski pro-ing, massage and yoga keeps her plenty busy.  Commission her now.

Aspen's native son and U.S. Ski Team member and Olympic hopeful ski racer, Wiley Maple threw himself a fundraiser at Belly Up. Family, freinds, plenty of silent auction items and a screening of Winter, the newest ski porn from The Ski Channel were on the docket.  Unfortunately, Wiley got a bit of bad news yesterday about his troublesome knee.  The Orthopedic Doc's have shut him down for the season.  Heel up soon Wiley.

So it was a great weekend in Aspen.  A super kick-off to hopefully a POW filled season.  We'll see you out on the mountain.

Click for pix.  THE WAY of the SHRED.


Aspen Vert. Laboratory

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......



DENVER SNOW SOIREE for USSA. November 23, 2013


 The DENVER SNOW SOIREE is the best way for Coloradans to support the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. And it's the most fun too.  What could be better than a huge party to support our athletes...and to meet most of them.  AspenSpin has been assured that a stellar turn-out of U. S. Athletes is expected at the Denver Snow Soiree on November 23, 2014 in Arvada.

The 2014 Olympics are coming up fast and our teams need your support.  Please join us on NOVEMBER 23, 2013 for The Denver Snow Soiree.  It's a fantastic way to kick off  ski season 2013/14.  Eat, drink, dance, bid on auction items and and best of all... you can meet your United States snow sports athletes.

Click for information and tickets:  DENVER SNOW SOIREE