I was in Aspen due to the Ferrari on Ice program, which unfortunately didn't have the ice track part like planned due to bad weather that stopped us from going to the track. As a result, I got to go snowboarding in Aspen/Ajax on the first day. It's not my favourite mountain (actually the worst of all 3 in my opinion because it's too narrow and doesn't have enough lifts to ride good terrain at the top).|
I got a great room at the Little Nell with view on the lift.
After my Ferrari event, we went to Snowmas to check in our condo by the slopes:
Our first day in Snowmass had great weather and left over powder. Snowmass is big, we didn't cover it all in one day.
they had good side terrain you could get to
The next morning, we got up early to go to Highlands. It took 2 free busses, but got us there. Unfortunately, they actually open at 09:00 and not 08:30 like the other places so we got there early for nothing.
The snowcat takes you higher up the ridge and you can hike the rest
The 3rd day, we went back to snowmass since it was where we slept and where our luggage was:
the ski patrol dog had its tennis ball to play with us
Snowmass has backcountry you can hike to
The good stuff was closed
I got a bit lost out of bounds and got some nice terrain still :)
you get back on a blue slope going to boring base after a long run
And that was it for 4 days boarding around Aspen. The mountains were almost empty and the terrain in Highlands and Snowmass was quite good.