Located in Snowmass Colorado the rooms are ski in ski out. The condos has many amenities; wifi, maid service, elevator, pool, hot tub, and a private shuttle to take you to the ski areas, grocery runs and the Village. There is a free shuttle bus from Snowmass to Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain.
This trip does not include transportation. Here are some options to consider:
Mike Nelson was the winner of the 2019 Annual John Wright Thigh Burner Challenge,. Mike won a free margerita.
Who says there is not good snow in April?
Lynn, Rick, Mary
Roman, Helene, Ralph, Rick, Laurie, Mary, Jeff
Mike won the annual John Wright Thigh Burner Challenge!
Condo after party!
Condo after party!
Ski In Ski Out Condos
Ski In Ski Out Condos
Our group gets discounts at select restaurants and shops.
A day on Aspen Mountain! Pictured from left to right; Karinas dad, ?, Karinas mom, Martin, Karina, Rick, Roman, Jeff, Marlin
A great way to end the season! 23 people went on the trip. Some flew, some drove.
First day Monday, we had 2 to 3 inches of fresh snow. Rick took part of the group for a tour of Snowmass mountain and visited the three peaks and three main on mountain restaurants. Monday night there was an outdoor barbeque dinner when it started to snow.
Tuesday morning we had around 10 inches of fresh powder and a group went up to the top of Big Burn for First Tracks an hour before the chairlifts opened to the public. Due to lack of crowds, we had fresh snow to almost lunch time. Tuesday evening there was a group dinner in Rick and Laurie's condo for appetizers, salad, lasagna, garlic bread, beer and wine.
Wednesday was a perfect day. Blue skies, 30 degrees, and perfect snow from Tuesday's storm. Some took the day off and went into Aspen. But for those that skied Snowmass, we had outstanding snow and groomed conditions in Elk Camp all day. There was the Thigh Burner race and after we met down at Venga Venga for margaritas.
Thursday and Friday were spring conditions with temps in the 50's. Thursday, some of the group went to Aspen mountain and skied Ajax and the run the World Cup races were held on in early March. On Friday, Dave Clark got 10 of us organized for Nastar racing at Snowmass. We're a fast group as many received medals.
Overall A GREAT TRIP!
Laurie, Rick, Jeff, Karen
Date: April 3rd to April 9th in 2016.
Cost was only $689.00 per person!
Transportation- Trip does not include transportation. Below are some options.
#1- You can drive. Gas prices have not been this low in years! Round trip could cost you around $225 in gas.
#2- You can fly directly into Aspen (ASE) airport. About $549 per person. There is free shuttle service from and to the Aspen airport.
#3- You can fly into Denver (about $250 per person). From there you can rent a car or take the mountain transport shuttle buses.
However you get there, try to arrive Sunday around 3 pm on Sunday for check in. Any earlier and you may wait for your room to get ready. Reception party is usually around 7 pm Sunday evening.
About skiing in April- April is normally Aspen's 2nd snowiest month so good snow is usually no problem. If you've never skied the mountains in spring, you need to go. The temps are more mild, lows average in the 20's, highs in the low 40's at the base of the mountain. Higher in the mountain is normally 10 degrees cooler. The Aspen/Snowmass area start at around 8,000 feet at the base and 12,000 feet at the summit so the snow stays in good shape.
Date: April 5th, 2015 to Saturday, April 11th, 2015
A day on Aspen Mountain! Pictured from left to right; Lynn Creegan, Tom Blair, Rick Pasturczak, Joey Keen, Joe Keen, Laurie Pasturczak.
Date: February 23, 2013 through March 2, 2013
The Powder Dogs had good snow conditions all week for trip. The Monday Nastar race day at Snowmass was sunny and in the 40's, perfect for an outdoor lunch. The photo to the right was taken after our outdoor lunch which was after the Nastar race. Later in the week was partly sunny with some fresh snow and the temps stayed mainly in the 20's so the snow stayed good all week.
Some trip highlights:
Look at those smiling faces! Pictured from left to right; Bruce Peters, Phil Rhunke, Krista Rhunke, Rick Pasturczak, Laurie Pasturczak (kneeling), Mike Nelson, Jeannie Conway, Jim Conway, Barb Kowalski, Penny Bouchard, John Conway, Carol Verling, John Huegenberg (and his new jacket), and Paul Bouchard.
A day on Aspen Mountain! Pictured from left to right; Jim Conway, John Conway, Rick Pasturczak, Mike Nelson, Paul Bouchard, John Hugenberg.
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