On Thanksgiving, Aspen Skiing Company will be introducing new terrain offerings, but they’ll be limited to the Meadows beginner area at Elk Camp in Snowmass, while Aspen Mountain awaits more snow before it welcomes new skiers. Their snowmaking process is currently two weeks behind schedule, due to abnormally higher temperatures, this holiday season.
- Thursday’s storm was expected to deliver 3 to 8 inches at higher elevations by dawn today, and temperatures dropped below freezing Thursday afternoon following weeks of sunny skies and highs above 55 degrees.
- The annual ritual and safety precaution involves dozens of locals who sign up for the often-grueling work marching up and down the steep slopes of the bowl, packing down the base layer of snow, which helps with avalanche control.
- How soon that can happen depends on temperatures and natural snowfall.
“Aspen Skiing Co.’s opening day terrain offerings on Thanksgiving will likely be limited to the Meadows beginner area at Elk Camp in Snow mass, while Aspen Mountain awaits more snow and cold temperatures before it welcomes skiers.”