Archive for March, 2011

Mardi Gras in the Mountains

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Happy Fat Tuesday from Snowmass Village!  Those of you who have not been a part of this celebration you have been missing out.  We have a surprising Lousiana contingent that comes to Snowmass Village for this week every year.  There is a parade, an uphill race, bar specials, and plenty of beads!  If you were here today for this years celebration you were able to enjoy some great skiing.  We’ve got 4″ off fresh snow today keeping the mountain soft.  The skiing has remained stellar and in the last couple of weeks I’ve enjoyed fresh turns in the Highland Bowl, the Hanging Valley Wall, and all over Ajax.  Weather wise we are getting into a spring pattern where we’ve been receiving a good amount of snowfall with warm- sunny weather in between.  Average highs for this month are around 40 degrees which is welcomed after the long cold winter.  I’m still skiing my Volkl Bridges primarily but I’ve had some fun days on the Nordica Tempest and the Salomon Shogun.  Aspen and Snowmass are open for 5 more weeks and we get Highlands for an extra 2 weeks after that.  Time to make plans to get out to the mountains for some spring skiing while you can!