The annual Hockey Mountain High adult hockey tournament continues today at the Lewis Ice Arena at the Aspen Recreation Center on Maroon Creek Road. More than 30 teams from all over the country are competing in open, level A and level B divisions. Championship contests in all three divisions are scheduled for Sunday afternoon beginning at 1pm. Details at www.aspenrecreation.com.
Aspen woke up to a chilly morning with heavy clouds and new snow on the peaks. Now, just an hour later, the skies are parting on the way to 50 degrees today, and look at our view (you could see it from Aspen Square if you were here). The snow has descended almost all the way down the slope to the base of Aspen Mountain. Time to purchase your ski pass and make a reservation for early season skiing?
After a rainy and cool day yesterday, the Roaring Fork Valley awoke to hints of winter (ie snow) frosting the high peaks. From Independence Pass to Snowmass, and even to Basalt Mountain, snow can be seen creeping down the ski slopes. Although we're still in fall, and expect the temperatures to rise this week, winter is nipping at our toes!