This was the first year I have ever ridden snowmass. I was impressed and definatly plan on returning. Everyone I traveled with had a great time, and although we had diffrent abilities, we all found a fun challenge. There was no fresh snow the day we went but it was still a lot of fun, warm and sunny. We did have to stop breifly to lend a hand to an injured skier, but I was quite impressed with the response of the ski patrol. It made me corney as it may sound "feel safer". I travel to vail evry year and definatly plan on making the drive to check aspen out each year for a few days!! thanks and see you all on the mountain.