Posts Tagged ‘Hanging Valley Wall’

Lifts Are Spinning at Aspen Mountain and Snowmass

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Aspen Mountain and Snowmass are both up and running for the season with new terrain opening every week. Skiers and snowboarders seeking soft snow at Snowmass today were rewarded with the Sheer Bliss lift opening (aptly named, as there was plenty of untracked snow.) As of today, Village Express, Elk Camp Gondola, Sam’s Knob, Big Burn, Sheer Bliss, and the Meadows lifts were open at Snowmass. At Ajax, the Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express lifts were turning.

Here at the ski shop we’re just finishing up getting all of this year’s skis and snowboards ready for the season. Our new rental fleet is looking sweet and we’re all excited for this winter. We hope to see you out here enjoying the snow on your ski vacation.


Here’s a sneak peek at what the Hanging Valley Glades are looking like from yesterday while out skiing with Patrol.

Steep and Deep!


Friday, January 4th, 2013



Happy New Year to everyone from our ski rental shops here in Aspen and Snowmass! Some of our crew has made some unique New Year’s Resolutions this year: “ski every powder day”, “make eight laps in one day on the Hanging Valley Wall at Snowmass”, and “Hike the Highlands Bowl for the first time.” We’ve got a lot to look forward to in 2013! There are plenty of exciting events that are firing up soon, such as the Aspen Highlands SkiMo Race Series with the first race on January 10th, and the Audi Ski Challenge dual giant slalom race on the 12th. Another huge, can’t miss event is the ESPN Winter X Games that’s held at Buttermilk ski area from Thursday the 24th through Sunday the 27th of January. Start planning your ski vacation now! We’ll see you on the slopes!

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!

La Niña, Snotel, and More Terrian Opening on Aspen And Snowmass

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Colorado Snotel MapIn case you aren’t here, or haven’t been paying much attention, a very snowy November has made for a very memorable opening on Thanksgiving Day and has created some extraordinary early season conditions on Aspen and Snowmass mountains. Thanks to La Niña, we’ve seen a steady stream of storms so far this season, and there’s more snow in the forecast this weekend! Take a minute to check out this Snotel Map from the web geeks at Google that shows snow totals so far this season as measured from the National Water and Climate Center stations throughout Colorado.

We’ve just gotten word that more terrain will be opening on Aspen Mountain and Snowmass this weekend. On Aspen Mountain, look for the FIS and Ruthies Chairs to be running. There should be some good cruising to be had on Ruthie’s with an inch or two of fresh possible for Saturday morning. We’re also looking forward to getting to goods in the Dumps from the top access areas!

However, if you’re looking for the steep and deep, Snowmass might be the call this weekend. Alpine Springs and High Alpine chairs will be running. And, it’s looking like the Hanging Valley Wall & Glades, Roberto’s, Cassidy’s and Union run will be opening over the weekend as well! For more information, be sure to check out the full report.

If you’re in the process of planning your Aspen ski vacation, don’t delay, so far this season is shaping up to be a good one!

– The Incline Crew