Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Snow, beautiful snow!

Photo Credit: Art Burrows, Aspen/Snowmass
Photo Credit: skier and snowboarder – Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

This is what Aspen looked like Tuesday.
The scene out the window of The Gazette doesn't look so different right now.
Of course regular urbanites on the Front Range are grousing right now about traffic snarls caused by the latest storm, but for those of us who love skiing, this is a day for celebration. New snow is dearly needed after a reletively dry November.
And just look at the number piling up.
Vail: 9 inches
Beaver Creek: 8 inches
Monarch: 8 inches
Loveland: 8 inches
Aspen Mountain: 12 inches
Wolf Creek: 18 INCHES!

There's more to come, but seriously cold arctic air will follow it, so if you're going to try to go skiing Thursday, follow the advice of Rob Gilbert, the man who taught me the art of mountaineering, and "bring your woolies."

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