Ski Aspen Snowmass Plan and book your Ski Vacation in Aspen / Snowmass, Colorado 2013-04-30T03:16:56Z Copyright (c) 2011, Ski-Aspen-Snowmass.com ExpressionEngine tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2011:06:15 ESPN announced that the 2012 Winter X Games 16 will be held January 26-29 in Aspen, Colorado tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2011:/1.81 2011-06-15T23:32:00Z 2011-06-15T23:34:53Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/ Season Dates Aspen/Snowmass 2011/2012 tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2011:/1.80 2011-05-28T22:51:00Z 2011-05-28T23:01:13Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/

Nov. 24, 2011 - Dec. 15, 2011 (Early Season)
Dec. 16, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2011 (Holiday Season)
Jan. 1, 2012 - Feb. 9, 2012 (Value Season)
Feb. 10, 2012 - Apr. 7, 2012 (Regular Season)
Apr. 8, 2012 - Apr. 15, 2012 (Late Season)


SAVE on 2 or more days of lift tickets when you book your ski vacation package with US!

Lift tickets can only be purchased with lodging and are valid on all four mountains.

For lift and lodging packages call 970.948.8895

Children age 6 and younger ski FREE, but still need a lift ticket.

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Season Dates Aspen/Snowmass 2010/2011 tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2010:/1.79 2010-09-12T16:46:00Z 2010-09-12T16:48:20Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/ Winter X Games #14 - 2010 - Rapper 50 Cent will perform in Aspen tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2010:/1.78 2010-01-20T06:48:00Z 2010-01-20T06:51:18Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/ Winter X Games #14 - January 28-31, 2010 in Aspen, Colorado tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2009:/1.77 2009-11-14T23:49:00Z 2009-11-14T23:58:01Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/ Storm warning extended for mountains around Aspen tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2009:/1.75 2009-11-14T23:19:00Z 2013-04-30T03:02:47Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/ Snowmass and Aspen Highlands had each picked up a foot of snow by Saturday morning, according to the Aspen Skiing Co. Eight inches fell at the top of Aspen Mountain and Buttermilk, according to the Skico. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass are scheduled to open for the season on Nov. 26.

Cold weather allowed the Skico to resume snowmaking on Aspen Mountain and at Snowmass, and the snow guns fired throughout the day on the race course for Thanksgiving weekend women’s World Cup races on Aspen Mountain.

After a lull in the precipitation on Saturday, the storm will bring another round of snow in the mountains, and rain and snow in the valleys through Sunday afternoon, according to the weather service. The heaviest snowfall is expected in the mountains south of Interstate 70 - an area that includes Aspen. Total snowfall accumulations of 8 to 16 inches are possible, according to the weather service.

In town, the weather service was calling for another 3 to 5 inches Saturday night, with lows of 15 to 25. Snow, with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, was expected Sunday with highs in the 20s. Monday’s forecast called for mostly sunny skies and highs in the 30s.

The snow piled up in Aspen late Friday. By Saturday morning, the snowfall had tapered off in Aspen, but it was dumping in the midvalley. By 3:30 p.m. Saturday, heavy snow was falling in the midvalley, but had not yet resumed in Aspen.

Source: http://www.aspentimes.com/

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Season dates Aspen / Snowmass 2009 - 2010 tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2009:/1.74 2009-09-09T00:00:00Z 2009-09-09T00:04:23Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/ A weekend storm rolled through Aspen/Snowmass dropping another foot of snow tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2007:/1.70 2007-10-23T04:36:00Z 2007-10-27T04:42:57Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/ A weekend storm rolled through Aspen/Snowmass dropping another foot of snow on top of area peaks. The upper slopes of Snowmass, Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands received more than 12 inches of snow and lower parts of the mountain saw up to six inches. Since October 15, nearly three feet of snow has fallen on the area.

Snowmass and Aspen Mountain are scheduled to open on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22.  Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk are scheduled to open Saturday, December 8.

There are exciting changes in store for the 2007-2008 winter season at Aspen/Snowmass with $25.5 million in improvements.  Snowmass will be the focal point with the first phase of the new base village coming online, including The Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center, a rental/retail shop and ticket offices. Elk Camp Meadows learning area will also open at Snowmass this season.

Aspen/Snowmass will once again host the best women ski racers in the world Dec. 7-9, during the 2007 Aspen Winternational FIS Women’s World Cup. This year’s event will feature both speed and technical races, including the first women’s downhill in Aspen in nearly 20 years, along with super G and slalom races. The races will be the focal point of a weekend packed with additional events including a Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert, gondola plaza festivals, fireworks and parties.

This winter ski or ride Aspen/Snowmass for less than $40 per day with the Aspen/Snowmass Classic Pass.  Click here for more details.  http://www.aspensnowmass.com/classicpass/. Classic Passes are on sale this weekend, October 27-28, at Colorado Ski & Golf in Arvada and at Gene Taylor Sports in Grand Junction.

Source: Aspen Skiing Company

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A winter storm rolled through Aspen/Snowmass dumping up to eight inches of snow tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2007:/1.69 2007-10-16T04:26:00Z 2007-10-27T04:47:08Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/ Hunters in the area reported more than a foot of snow in some backcountry locations. Snowmass reported eight inches of snow while Aspen Mountain received six inches at the 11,212 foot summit.

Snowmass and Aspen Mountain are scheduled to open on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22.  Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk are scheduled to open Saturday, December 8.

There are exciting changes in store for the 2007-2008 winter season at Aspen/Snowmass with $25.5 million in improvements.  Snowmass will be the focal point with the first phase of the new base village coming online, including The Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center, a rental/retail shop and ticket offices. Elk Camp Meadows learning area will also open at Snowmass this season.

Aspen/Snowmass will once again host the best women ski racers in the world Dec. 7-9, during the 2007 Aspen Winternational FIS Women’s World Cup. This year’s event will feature both speed and technical races, including the first women’s downhill in Aspen in nearly 20 years, along with super G and slalom races. The races will be the focal point of a weekend packed with additional events including a Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert, gondola plaza festivals, fireworks and parties.

This winter ski or ride Aspen/Snowmass for less than $40 per day with the Aspen/Snowmass Classic Pass.  Click here for more details.  http://www.aspensnowmass.com/classicpass/

Source: Aspen Skiing Company

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Winter X Games 12 tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2007:/1.68 2007-05-18T03:22:00Z 2007-05-18T03:24:18Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/ Season Dates Aspen / Snowmass for 2007 / 08 tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2007:/1.67 2007-05-06T04:32:00Z 2007-05-06T04:34:15Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/ THE SKI TOUR arrives at Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado, February 22-25, 2007 tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2007:/1.66 2007-02-22T02:40:00Z 2013-04-30T03:14:47Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/ Honda Ski TourAthletes confirmed for the tour include Olympians Daron Rahlves, Eric Schlopy, and Reggie Crist and X Games medalists Tanner Hall, CR Johnson, Simon Dumont, and Zach Crist. All four events will be nationally televised in one-hour shows on ABC television. In addition to the skiing competition, the BaseCamp Music Experience will be the focal point of off-hill entertainment. Confirmed entertainment for Aspen/Snowmass includes George Clinton, Elan and Tommy Lee with more to be announced.

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7TH ANNUAL INFERNO RACE RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18 AT ASPEN HIGHLANDS tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2007:/1.65 2007-02-16T16:28:02Z 2007-02-16T16:31:20Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/ The Inferno features five categories: Male and Female Competitive, Male and Female Rec., and Junior (for racers ages 12 to 17). All divisional winners will receive a cash award.

The field is limited to 125 adult racers and 25 juniors. Register at the Aspen Highlands Guest Services booth from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the base of the mountain. Day-of-race registration at the Guest Services booth closes promptly at 9 a.m. (but late registration continues at the Ski Patrol PHQ until the start). Registration costs $30 and includes an “Inferno 7” T-shirt (with artwork by Highlands patroller Steve “Remo” Williams), raffle entry and prize giveaways at the awards party. Juniors will need a parent/guardians’ signature to register.

The Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol, the Inferno’s sanctioning body, is also seeking volunteers to help stage the race. Please call 544-3062 for more information about volunteer opportunities.

Racers should be at the top of Loge Peak chairlift by 9:45 a.m. on race day for a pre-race briefing. Racer lift tickets are available for $42, and racers will be provided with a secure area to store gear (at the base if the Deep Temerity lift) during the race.

The race features mass starts according to division. The route remains much the same: Start at to top of the Deep Temerity chairlift; descend Broadway past the Patrol Monument to the base of Mousetrap; ascend Mousetrap; pick up skis/boards on the way past the PHQ; climb the ridge to the peak; descend Highland Bowl through the 16 “control gates” and the run-out to the finish line at the bottom of the Deep Temerity lift. All told, the route includes 840 vertical-feet of climbing and 2,512 feet of down-hilling.

Racers are strongly encouraged to wear helmets, and racers must have leashes or brakes for skis (tele or alpine) or snowboards. Only one (1) pair of boots may be used by each racer, and racers must keep skis/boards in line with their bodies during the hike - not across their bodies. Also, gear must not flail more than one-and-a-half feet outside of racers’ bodies; violators will be DQ’d.

As usual, the post-race awards party is slated for 4:20 p.m. at the base of Highlands.

Call the “Inferno Hotline” at 970-544-3048 for the latest information on the race.

The descent route will be marked with bamboo poles beginning Thursday so that racers might familiarize themselves with the actual line. Racers can also ride the lift up early, beginning at 8 a.m. on race day, to inspect the course.

Source: Aspen Skiing Company

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HOSTED ON WINTER X GAMES COURSE, FEB. 8-11, 2007 Nearly $30,000 of Prize Money on the Line tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2007:/1.64 2007-01-30T19:23:00Z 2013-04-30T03:16:56Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/ Over $28,000 of prize money is on the line and the top ski finishers in slopestyle and superpipe will qualify for the 2008 U.S. Freeskiing Open. This unique event will have open categories to skiers and snowboarders, men and women, in both slopestyle and superpipe.

Over 300 male and female athletes from five countries will compete in eight disciplines within skiing and snowboarding. Aspen/Snowmass Open athletes include Matthew Phillipi, Brent Abrams, John Spriggs and Colby West to compete in ski disciplines while Luke Wynen, Aidan Payson, Sammy Leubke and Teddy and Jordie Karlinski will compete in snowboarding events. 

Athlete registration opened last month and filled quickly. Slots are still available in the snowboard categories, while ski is closed.  (Contact Jenny Marshall at jmarshall@aspensnowmass.com for more registration information.)

“This event received incredible hype and response in its inaugural year in 2006 and has set a standard for open competitions,” said John Rigney, Managing Director Event Marketing, Aspen Skiing Company. “There is no other event out there that combines snowboarding and skiing in an open registration format on this scale and to be able to offer these great athletes the opportunity to compete on the X course is really exciting for us.”

EVENT SCHEDULE*

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Athlete, Team Manager & Media Registration 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Training (open to credentialed competitors only)

Ski & Snowboard Slopestyle 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Ski & Snowboard Superpipe 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Athlete, Team Manager & Media Registration 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Training (open to credentialed competitors only)

Snowboard Slopestyle 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ski Superpipe 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Snowboard Superpipe 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Ski Slopestyle 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Mandatory Athlete Meeting Bumps 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Athlete, Team Manager & Media Registration 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Training 8:30 am - 9:15 am

(SS and SP course open to credentialed competitors only)

Ski Slopestyle - men’s qualifying 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Snowboard Superpipe - men’s qualifying 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Mandatory Athlete Meeting Bumps 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Friday, February 9, 2007

Athlete, Team Manager & Media Registration 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Training 8:30 am - 9:15 am

(SS and SP course open to credentialed competitors only)

Ski Superpipe - men’s qualifying 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Snowboard Slopestyle - men’s qualifying 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Welcome Reception/ Mandatory Athlete Meeting Bumps 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Training 8:30 am - 9:15 am

(SS and SP course open to credentialed competitors only)

Snowboard Superpipe - men’s semi-finals 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Snowboard Superpipe - women’s semi finals 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Snowboard Superpipe - women’s and men’s finals 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Ski Slopestyle - men’s semi-finals 9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Ski Slopestyle - women’s semi-finals 11:45 pm - 1:00 pm

Ski Slopestyle - women’s and men’s finals 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Awards Ceremony - immediately following competition 3:30 pm

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Training 8:30 am - 9:15 am

(SS and SP course open to credentialed competitors only)

Ski Superpipe - men’s semi-finals 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Ski Superpipe - women’s semi finals 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Ski Superpipe - women’s and men’s finals 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Snowboard Slopestyle - men’s semi-finals 9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Snowboard Slopestyle - women’s semi-finals 11:45 pm - 1:00 pm

Snowboard Slopestyle - women’s and men’s finals 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Awards Ceremony - immediately following competition 3:30 pm

* ALL TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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Ski Safety tag:ski-aspen-snowmass.com,2007:/1.63 2007-01-09T05:04:00Z 2007-02-05T23:27:32Z skiguide skiguide@ski-aspen-snowmass.com http://www.ski-aspen-snowmass.com/
  • Exercise in moderation.
  • Drink more water than usual. When you combine altitude with physical exertion, you need to drink before you get thirsty.
  • Eat food high in carbohydrates, such as grains, pasta, fruits and vegetables and avoid salty foods.
  • Limit alcohol consumption. It’s tempting to party the evening you roll into a ski town. However, drinking alcohol and cheating yourself on sleep the night before you ski is a big mistake. Use common sense.
  • Wear water-resistant, layered clothing that can be removed or added as weather changes (i. e., long underwear, turtleneck, sweater, waterproof jacket and pants, nylon socks, glove liners, waterproof gloves, winter hat, sunglasses and goggles).
  • Be sun savvy. Although Colorado tops the list of sunshine states, our sunshine is so intense that skiing without sunscreen or protective eyewear is not recommended. Ultraviolet rays are more powerful at higher elevations. Since resorts are over two miles above sea level, you will need goggles and/or sunglasses that have UV protection. Also, regardless of your skin color or complexion, everyone needs to wear sunscreen, even on overcast days when ultraviolet rays still penetrate cloud cover. Go for at least 15 SPF and apply several times a day. Look for broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Know the Code

    The National Ski Areas Association established “Your Responsibility Code” in 1966 as a code of ethics for all skiers on the mountain. Today, the code reflects not only skier safety, but snowboarder and lift safety as well.

    Ultimately, safe skiing and snowboarding on the mountain is each person’s responsibility. Following “Your Responsibility Code” will help all skiers and snowboarders have a safer mountain experience.

    Your Responsibility Code

    • Safety on the slopes is everyone’s responsibility. Ski safely - not only for yourself, but for others as well.
    • Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid objects.
    • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
    • Do not stop where you obstruct the trail or are not visible from above.
    • Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, yield to others.
    • Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
    • Observe all posted signs and warnings.
    • Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
    • Prior to using any lift, you must know how to load, ride, and unload safely.

    Endorsed by the National Ski Areas Association National Ski Area Association’s National Safety Awareness Week is January 19-25, 2002

    Slow Zones - Family Ski Zones

    Families are special guests in Colorado and we treat them right. Most resorts offer special family discounts, such as Kids Ski or Stay Free. Nearly all areas also offer Slow Skiing Zones and Family Ski Zones, gentle slopes on the mountain designated for slow family skiing.  Slow Skiing Zones have been designated for high traffic areas to slow skiers and snowboarders down when approaching a busy intersection of trails or nearing lift-loading areas where slower speeds make a safer experience.  Helmets are also available for young skiers or adults at just about every resort.

    Safety Patrol

    The Ambassador Program is just an example of the existing safety programs throughout Colorado’s slopes. Many areas go into their communities and give safety presentations to elementary schools and other groups.

    Many areas and their ski patrol have designated courtesy patrol as well as safety patrol who are available on the mountain to ensure skiers and snowboarders are traveling at safe speeds and in control. Speeding or reckless skiing usually results in the loss of a lift ticket or pass and may require the “speeder” to watch a safety training video to educate them about safe skiing and Your Responsibility Code.

    You’re In Good Hands

    We need to have rules and people to enforce them. Wisdom from Colorado ski patrollers:

    • “There’s no shame in contacting us. Whether it’s a lost child or dropped radio, we’re here for the guests.” - Cory Dunne, Snowmass ski patrol
    • “We’re here to assist people to have a good, but safe, time.” - Wes Richey, Steamboat ski patrol
    • “As far as ropes, we put them there for people’s safety.” - Craig Sturbbins, Telluride snow safety instructor
    • “Our sole purpose is their [guests] safety.” - Ron Kidder, Loveland ski patrol director


    Other Useful Tips

    Ski with friends. This is an obvious precaution when challenging yourself in steep or tree-lined terrain. If you end up on an accidental solo mission, make sure you’ve agreed with partners on a meeting place (and a backup meeting place). Level out. If you’re not an expert skier, don’t pretend that you are. Stay on runs that challenge your skills but let you stay in control of your speed and equipment. Signs at the bottom of each lift explicitly state what level terrain the lift serves. Listen to your body. If you feel tired, stop for a break. Skiing from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. is hard on an out-of-shape body or an in-shape one. Muscles will tighten up at the end of the day if you don’t stretch or hydrate frequently enough.

    The Colorado Ski Safety Act

    Warning Under Colorado law, a skier assumes the risk of any injury to person or property resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing and may not recover from any ski area operator for any injury resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing including: changing weather conditions; existing and changing snow conditions; bare spots; rocks; stumps; trees; collision with natural objects, man- made objects or other skiers; variations in the terrain; and the failure of the skiers to ski within their own abilities.

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