Last Day of Aspen Highlands’ 2012-2013 Season
We were at Snowbird, when we heard through the grapevine that Aspen Highlands was opening up for one more bonus weekend. It occurred to us that this was too good of an opportunity to miss so we packed up the skis and headed Southeast. The mountain did not disappoint. Since the season officially ended the prior weekend, the locals had the mountain to themselves as very few out of-towners made the trip. The hike up the bowl was incredible with stunning views of the 14,000+ foot Maroon Bells and Pyramid Peak.
The locals were especially hospitable. Aspen local and longtime friend, Max Vadnais, showed us around. We meet a ton of cool people and made some awesome turns. Our last run to an Après-ski spot in Highlands Village required some intelligent line selection and a few muddy traverses under the Aspen High School lift. (As a side note, we thought that it was pretty awesome that the Aspen High School has its own lift. It gives a new meaning to snow days.) We made it safely to the spot and got to chill at a really cool pad in the warm afternoon sun with super awesome locals. It was an great last day. We can’t wait to return in the on-season to check out the scene next season.
Liftie on Exhibition Lift getting his Air Guitar on.
Conundrum Valley and Aspen Mountain Backside
Hunter Peak and the Steeplechase
Top of Cloud 9 Lift and the Cloud 9 Bistro
Watching stunts from the porch of Merry Go Round Restaurant
Wonderwoman grooving to the Band
Awesome Hike up to Highland Peak
Top of Deep Temerity
Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Bells
Kicker out front and a Party going down at Cloud 9 Bistro
View Down Valley to Basalt
Skiing until there is no Snow Left!
This Cat Track is Muddy in Spots
There’s a Boney Line to the House
Arriving to the Aspen Après-ski Experience
Vodka Cocktails and Summer Salads
Jared, totally reinforcing the Aspen Stereotypes
The locals are awesome, thanks for all your Hospitality!