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Aspen / Snowmass Resort Reviews

by: anonymous_user - 25th June 2007

  • 5
  • Beginner
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  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 1Family Friendly
  • 5Aprés Ski
  • 1Terrain Park
  • Overall Value

Full review

Arrowhead's assessment of Aspen Mountain IMHO is blinded by the glitz that everybody knows Aspen is. But once you are on the mountain one needs to leave the $will behind and open your eyes. The runs only seem short because the over all terrain is compacted into smaller area than most resorts that boast a gagillion acres of skiable terrain. But if you take a tape to any of the bigger lines on the hill you would find them comparable , except for the fact that the pitches are sustained and steeper , to anywhere else in Colorado. Yeah sure A-basin has Pallavachinni (sp?), but thats it. Further more the Aspen core skier does not just ski the lower mountain or the upper mountain for that matter. You ski the whole mountain by linking these so called 'short lines' together into one 3200' vertical top-2-bottom' no-stop line. Put the gondola into the equation and a decently fit ' by aspen standards' skier can get in 10 top-2-bottoms in a day....thats 32000 vertical feet of which a large percentage is over 30 in pitch

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