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Aspen Highlands organizing powder posse

Aspen Times Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

ASPEN, Colorado ” Feel like making tracks in all that powder collecting at Aspen Highlands?

The Aspen Skiing Co. is organizing a “powder posse” to ski track the mountain and break up the layers of accumulating snow on Friday.

Though Highlands is currently closed, it will reopen for the final two weekends of April.



“When planning to extend the season at Aspen Highlands, one of the risks was getting so much post-season snow that we’d be required to ski track the mountain. Fortunately, that concern has materialized,” says a Skico e-mail announcing the plan to round up a posse.

To join in the effort:



– You must be an expert skier or rider in good physical shape.

– You must be comfortable in deep snow on expert terrain.

– Sign a waiver.



– Bring lunch and liquids.

Interested participants should show up Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Highlands. No ski pass is necessary and the parking will be free. Participants will be directed where to ski and ride. Posse members don’t need an avalanche tranceiver, shovel or probe, according to the Skico.


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