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Aspen/Snowmass: This Season in Photos

We love Aspen/Snowmass dearly. Heck, nearly all of us at Ski.com call this beautiful valley our home. While we could wax poetic about all the wonderful things Aspen/Snowmass offers and the amazing snowfall we’ve experienced during the 2013/2014 ski season, sometimes it’s better to let the place speak for itself. Scroll down to see the story of this season in photos.

Aspen/Snowmass photos from the 2013/2014 ski season, so far

Oct. 7, 2013 – One of the most colorful Aspen/Snowmass photos we’ve seen, this scene of the Maroon Bells and Pyramid Peak dusted with new snow and the surrounding foothills spattered with fall colors is majestic… to say the least.
Photo: by Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

Aspen fall photo Maroon Bells

Oct. 30, 2013 – We had a special delivery of early-season snow this year with tons of snowfall in October. This photo was taken from Red Mountain in Aspen and town and Aspen Mountain blanketed in snow on the eve of Halloween, nearly a month before the mountain’s scheduled opening.
Photo: Aspen/Snowmass

October snow in Aspen

Nov. 18, 2013 – Thanks to all the early-season snow, Aspen Mountain and Snowmass opened more than two weeks early! The Silver Queen Gondola started spinning on Nov. 16, and conditions were all-time. We couldn’t pick just one photo from this amazing weekend, and we’re proud to have a Ski.com skier represented in this photo set from Aspen Mountain – yeah, Leah!
Photos: Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

Dec. 4, 2013 – And the snow kept falling! Storms stacked up in November, and we started December with mid-winter conditions.  Aspen locals and visitors were overjoyed by the plethora of powder, including one of our most famous residents, Rudy Doodle. Here he is getting his first faceshots in town. Meanwhile, skiers were getting their own on the mountain.
Photos: David Amirault and Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

Dec. 9, 2013 – In between opening days and landmark snow storms, there were a lot of magical magical moments on the mountain. Here’s a mid-week gem on Snowmass.
Photo: Aspen/Snowmass friend Whitney B Wickes

High Alpine chairlift on Snowmass

Dec. 14, 2013 – As expected, Aspen Highlands’ opening day was spectacular, and it was the earliest rope drop on Highland Bowl that we can remember. We can only think of one word to describe the conditions in Deep Temerity and on the Bowl that day: bottomless.
Photos: Tomas Zuccareno, Aspen/Snowmass

Dec. 22, 2013 – Just another beautiful day in the neighborhood. This is a WEEKEND on Aspen Mountain. Check out those empty glades on Face of Bell.
Photo: Aspen/Snowmass

Aspen Mountain on a weekday

Dec. 25, 2013 – Santa shreds in Aspen/Snowmass. Here’s Ol’ Saint Nick steezing in the Buttermilk Superpipe.
Photos: Aspen/Snowmass

Jan. 1, 2014 – New Year’s Eve in Aspen is a night of glitz and glamour, even for the snowcat drivers. Here’s their perspective of the holiday sparkle.
Photo: Vital Films

Snow cat drivers aspen

Jan. 13, 2014 – Wintersköl, Aspen’s annual toast to snow, dates back to a quiet January in 1951 when idle locals decided to celebrate Aspen’s unique lifestyle with a weekend of festivities. Nowadays, the festival includes a snow sculpture contest, a canine fashion show, a soup cook-off and al fresco tasting, and a torchlight descent and fireworks over downtown Aspen. This year, the Norse god of snow –Ullr – blessed the fest with a few powder days as well.
Photos: David Amirault, Jesse James Hoffman and Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

 Jan. 15, 2014 – After all the festing, it’s back to the bowl to burn off the holidays and reconnect with the Mother Nature at 12,392 feet.
Photo: David Amirault, Aspen/Snowmass

Highland bowl hike

Jan 26, 2014 – X Games returned to Aspen/Snowmass for a record 13th year and announced another five-year extension. This year’s events went off without a hitch, and we saw a preview of Olympic greatness on Buttermilk’s stage.
Photos: Vital Films, Jeremy Swanson and David Amirault, Aspen/Snowmass

And that brings us present day. It is presently dumping, and we’ll have more photos of another powder day tomorrow. If you’re ready to join us here in Aspen/Snowmass, call a Mountain Vacation Specialist at 800-610-8911 or chat now.

Alex Boyd

Director of Online Marketing at Ski.com
When I’m not crunching campaign reports or waxing poetic about recent storms, you can find me skiing on Aspen Mountain, lunching at Bonnie’s or hiking with my dog.

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When I’m not crunching campaign reports or waxing poetic about recent storms, you can find me skiing on Aspen Mountain, lunching at Bonnie’s or hiking with my dog.

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