Thanks to early November snows and cold temperatures, Aspen Mountain will open on Saturday, November 16 for two days. And, starting Saturday, November 23, the mountain will open daily for the season, five days ahead of the scheduled opening. Needless to say we're excited and know you will be too!
Three local athletes - Noah Hoffman, Simi Hamilton and Michael Ward - are striving to get get to the 2014 Sochi Olympics as part of the US Ski Team. Tomorrow, from 5 to 7pm, you can meet these terrific young men and help support them in their quest by attending the Countdown to Sochi event at the Limelight in downtown Aspen. Bid on a silent auction, chat up the athletes and hear about the upcoming World Cup nordic season. For details, call 925-3025.
We know how quickly kids grow out of their clothes and shoes, so instead of buying new gear every year, why not "borrow" snow sport gear for your kids? This weekend, November 8-10, you can have your child fitted at Four Mountain Sports at the base of Buttermilk. It's a great way to save for your 12 and under skiers and boarders. For details on different gear rental packages, call 920-2337.