Aspen Snowmass, CO Report: Party in the Whiteroom

Jon Roubik | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Happy places. Photo: Petzel

Report from March 3rd, 2019.

With forecasts hinting that the storm of the season was possibly about to descend on Colorado, the gears of the hype machine started to turn. 

Moisture was abundant, but the certainty of timing and location of heaviest storm cells was moderate at best. Fortunately for anyone hoping to find themselves in the right spot, this wasn’t much of a problem to be concerned with.

There wasn’t a mountain in the state that wasn’t scoring a foot or more, many of which were set up with excellent or better conditions. Temperatures were a bit of a wildcard, but altitude helped. Options were plenty so it basically came down to picking your favorite spot and getting on it!

Snowmass reported 9″ Sunday to back up the 9″ on the previous day. The storm continued to come in with cooler temperatures throughout the weekend and into Monday, allowing the snow to become lighter as it piled up.

Visibility went in and out with lingering moisture, intermittent snow, a few shots of sun and a consistent flow of face shots.

Everywhere on the mountain was going off, so we avoided waiting for chairs and stayed shacked up in the whiteroom all day!

A mid-week storm will keep the train rolling, but warm temperatures may continue to come into play.

Aspen | Snowmass is just one of 38 iconic destinations available on the new Ikon Pass.


Snow Conditions. Image: Aspen Snowmass


5-day. Image: NOAA


Heavy moisture hangs. Photo: SnowBrains
We don’t always have to be on first chair, but always psyched for those who are! Photo: SnowBrains
Blank canvases. Photo: SnowBrains
Hanging in the Valley. Photo: Dunn
Sufficiently slotted. Photo: SnowBrains
Steep and deep and still puking! Skier: Petzel. Photo: SnowBrains
Whiteroom for days. Photo: Dunn
Blissful tree riding. Photo: SnowBrains
Powder paradise. Photo: Dunn

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