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Winter Has Arrived in Aspen, along with so much more...

Winter has Arrived in Aspen

Some were wondering if Winter would ever arrive as trail running, mountain biking, hiking and all of Aspen’s non snow related activities received an extension. Never to fret though as Ajax and Snowmass opened over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend, the 2nd Annual “Young Life” Turkey Trot around the golf course had a great crowd and ran in snow most of the way, a flag football game was played on the aspen turf in the snow on Thanksgiving day, temps dropped and snowmaking ran around the clock and the town was buzzing with holiday visitors, locals and newcomers for the winter.

As December comes into play we are excited for all that Aspen and the area has to offer starting with the “Summit for Life” fundraising events, dinners and parties, the upcoming openings of Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk and more terrain opening at Ajax and Snowmass and just a myriad of events throughout the entire month. Looking forward to seeing the new renovations at Gwynn’s up on Snowmass, to have all the AVSC programs get up and running, to catch an Aspen Leafs junior hockey game at the Lewis Arena, to test my trivia skills at the J Bar and New Belgium on Tuesday nights, to find out who will be playing in this year’s Bub Light concert series and to see the expanded schedules at Belly up and the Wheeler. World Cup Races are underway and the momentum is building for the World to come to Aspen in March for both the men and the women. Killington (Vermont) pulled off a great event for the women over Thanksgiving weekend and Mikaela had another slalom win in front of over 16,000 fans per day as the World Cup came back to the east after a 25 year hiatus. XGames preparation has begun as the Stanchion Towers are in place and snowmaking will continue relentlessly to build the Halfpipe and jumps to epic proportions.

And don’t forget that Blind Faith passes for JAS Aspen June and Labor Day events are now on sale and going fast and as always you know they will both be amazing.

The season has begun!

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