Just in time for the premiere of the latest Warren Miller ski movie, “Impact, the snow came in like a Hollywood movie star down the “white carpet leaving up to nine inches of snow on area mountains – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk.

Tonight Aspen/Snowmass will host a screening of Warren Miller’s latest ski movie, “Impact featuring Aspen/Snowmass athletes Chris Davenport, Max Mancini, Michael Olenick, and the newest ski sensation, five year old, Bridger Gile. Snowmass will be in the spotlight in the film highlighting the newly opened terrain in the Burnside Cliffs area.

Mike Kaplan, Senior Vice President of Mountain Operation for Aspen Skiing Company, said: “This storm really came through for us. We got up to 9 inches on top and we now have more than 20 inches on the ground up there. Temperatures are expected to remain cold and there’s more snow in the forecast this weekend.

The early snow lends inspiration to start waxing the boards for skiers and snowboarders alike. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass open on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25. Aspen Mountain opens with FIS Women’s Alpine World Cup races 11/26-11/28. Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk will open on Saturday, December 11, 2004.

Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen Sardy Field (ASE) (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company’s website at www.aspensnowmass.com