Aspen Square Daily News
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.
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 www.independencepass.org or (970) 963-4959.
For people who like to keep track of snowfall statistics, you'll be delighted to know that we had a nice little storm last night that ushered in some significant new snow on our mountains. Aspen received 6", Aspen Highlands recorded 7", Buttermilk scored 4" and Snowmass was the big winner with 9" of snow. Keep it coming!