Aspen Square Daily News

Heavy Snow is Falling

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The weather report calls for 1-3" of new snow today, but since it's been snowing steadily all morning, we should shoot past that prediction in about another hour! Check out our webcams or the link to the SkiCo's Roundshot for the latest look at the weather here in Aspen and Snowmass. In the meantime, the attached picture says it all!

Double Halfpipe

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We were interested to read today that terrain park engineers at Buttermilk have been tasked with creating a second halfpipe next to the existing one used for the X Games. Because of our abundant snow this winter, the Aspen Skiing Company has plenty to make a second pipe. The double pipe would be used for a competition sponsored by the Red Bull energy drink company, scheduled for March 22 and 23. The two 22-foot pipes would have a "double-barreled stunt ditch" with rails and boxes along the top.

Ski for the Pass

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The 2nd annual Ski for the Pass Classic Nordic Ski Challenge takes place tomorrow, February 23 at 9:30am. Register family and friends for this beautiful ascent from the winter gate on Hwy 82 to Lincoln Creek, on the way towards Independence Pass. This fundraising event for the Independence Pass Foundation is an Aspen Cup Race Series event. Pre-registration is at the Ute Mountaineer today, with race day registration at 8:30am. Details at or (970) 963-4959.

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