The most recent snow reports for AspenSnowmass


Stella Iverson

Local skier going over a box with a beautiful view in the back.

Despite the Aspen ski season starting off slow in inches of snow, recently there has been a large increase in snow coming in. Over the past years, like the 2019-2020 ski season, the snow reached up to 65 inches. However, the 2020-2021 ski season is the complete opposite. Aspen got one full day of snow on Wednesday February 2nd so far. Here are the snow reports for this year compared to last year.
Snowmass Mountain has received 61 inches of snow since February 3rd. Compared to last year, it is very similar in amounts. But only a few days ago there were runs that were covered in rocks. This wasn’t an issue for last year’s ski season.
Aspen and Snowmass mountain are the most popular mountains, but Aspen has 0% of their beginner terrain even after the big snow day. Aspen mountain is not getting most of the tourists compared to Buttermilk and Snowmass, due to lack of beginner terrain.
So far Pitkin County has gotten barely any snow, and it looks like it will continue to stay that way. This will affect tourism and local satisfaction. Looking at runs currently compared to last year, one can see an obvious difference in snow cover. Messing up one’s skies isn’t exactly ideal.
AHS students like to pray for snow using these ritual: flush an ice cube down the toilet or sleep with a spoon under your pillow, and maybe we’ll get lucky and get the snow we need.