The skiing IS phenomenal. We knew it. Friday at Highlands saw a cold hearty trek up the Bowl, with a large payoff just over the ridge; untouched lines and wholly soft, underfoot. The snow kept coming and Saturday saw enough powder for weekend warriors and week-long powder houds, alike. Snowmass rode like last season, pillows and fields and magically deep tree turns. And make no mistake, it was a stellar day on Ajax. More snow, and most certainly more action, with X-Games just ahead.
A couple inches of mid-week snow softened up Snowmass quite nicely. Weather has remained mild and the skiing has been great.
10 inches of snow fell overnight at Snowmass and more snow is in the forecast! It appears as though the jet stream that had been pushing storms south of Aspen has eased off and storms are expected to continue to hit the area over the next few weeks. The skiing is going to be phenomenal!
Amidst the XGames excitement coming to town, Jazz Aspen Snowmass offers some dynamite entertainment and something a little different, this time of year. JAS Downstairs at the Little Nell presents Kim Nalley Singing Billie Holiday. Ms. Nalley's voice spans 3 1/2 octaves, making for an unparalleled rendition of Lady Day. Revel in the magic, as the music of Billie Holiday to life. Two shows each night, 1/29-1/30; for more info, www.jazzaspen.org.