Aspen/Snowmass get 18″

Aspen/Snowmass, CO., March 29, 2007 — Up to a foot of snow has fallen at Aspen/Snowmass from a strong spring storm, and more snow is in the forecast. A change in the regional weather pattern has dumped up to 18 inches on the slopes in the last week. The new snow makes the extended season at Aspen Highlands even more enticing. It was announced earlier this week that the season at Highlands would be extended by one week through April 8.

“It seems the snow gods are smiling on us, said Rich Burkley, vice president, mountain operations, Aspen Skiing Company. “We decided to extend the season at Highlands and the snow started falling. We may be skiing into June if this keeps up.

The resort has received more than 310 inches – 25 feet of snow since the snow began to fly in late September and the upper slopes have a base of over 6 feet. Snowmass and Aspen Mountain will close on April 15, and Buttermilk will close on April 1, all as scheduled.