There are 4 ski hills around the Aspen, Colorado area. Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Ajax (or "Aspen Mountain"), and Buttermilk. On 3/26/99 I skied Snowmass in the morning, and then Aspen Highlands in the afternoon. These are the pictures from Snowmass in the morning.
The Snowmass ski area is about 5 miles outside of Aspen. It
is a HUGE, groomed out, intermediate hill with these beatifully
sparse trees all over it. I can't think of a better place to spend
a morning cruising through some fresh powder. The morning I was
there was not fresh powder, but the sun was shining and it was
Below are some pictures from that morning...
A picture from the top of Snowmass. Notice the wide open spaces with dotted trees:
Here is a picture of the sparse trees I love so much about this place. They go on for miles just like this, and you can pick your path to weave through them:
A view of the Valley below:
The view sideways from the top:
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