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Aspen Highlands won’t open this week as planned. Instead, it’ll open Dec. 16.

Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

Aspen Skiing Company is looking for approval for a new lift on Highlands. The U.S. Forest Service is now taking public comment on several proposed projects at the ski area.

  Skiers and riders can expect to see new pass scanners on upper mountain lifts at Aspen Highlands this year.

 

Valley Roundup 4-22-16

Apr 23, 2016
Madeleine Osberger/Aspen Daily News

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

The man who pushed a local snowboarder off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands in January is pleading not guilty to attempted first degree assault by reason of insanity. But he still needs to be examined by a psychiatrist.

 Aspen Highlands chairlift pusher enters insanity plea

SkiCo extends season at Aspen Highlands

Mar 31, 2016

Aspen Skiing Company announced yesterday that Aspen Highlands will remain open two additional weekends beyond the scheduled season. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

One hundred percent of the mountain’s terrain will reopen the weekends of April 23-24 and April 31-May 1. After the scheduled season ends on April 10, the bonus weekends bring the total amount of ski days in the 2015/2016 season to 154.

 

 PRESS RELEASE FROM ASPEN SKIING COMPANY:

Heavy Spring Snowfall, Deepest Base Depths of the Season and Winter-Like Conditions Allow Aspen Highlands to Open for the Weekends of April 23-24 and April 30-May 1

 

Valley Roundup 1-22-16

Jan 22, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Law enforcement are investigating why a skier pushed a snowboarder off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands.

Authorities have a lead in chair lift assault case

Police may have suspect in chairlift incident

After 30 years, McDonalds has closed its doors in Aspen.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

 The suspect has been identified through witness accounts and testimony from the victim, Seth Beckton.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio News

Seth Beckton’s trip up the Loge Peak chair lift this week has now gone viral. News outlets nationwide are reporting on the incident, in which the stranger next to him threw him to the ground below.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

  Seth Beckton’s trip up the Loge Peak chairlift this week has now gone viral. News outlets nationwide are reporting on the incident, in which the stranger next to him threw him to the ground below.

Dan Bayer

The Aspen Skiing Company will open Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Saturday (12/12/15), along with additional terrain at Aspen and Snowmass. 

More than 700 acres will open at Highlands - that’s 70 percent of the mountain. Open runs will include front-side intermediate blue terrain and the expert “G-zones” on Highland Bowl. The SkiCo will also unveil a $1 million remodel of Cloud Nine Bistro. Buttermilk will open 235 acres of terrain and three lifts. 

Valley Roundup Nov. 27, 2015

Nov 27, 2015

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Homeowners in Battlement Mesa are stuck with oil and gas drilling in their backyards, and they say the potential for that activity was not disclosed to them when they bought their properties more than two decades ago.

Garfield County is buying the old Glenwood Springs Library to turn it into a senior citizen center, which is a needed service for the community.

Forest Service visitor's center moves to Highlands

May 19, 2015
White River National Forest

There will be a new Forest Service visitors’ center at the base of Highlands starting next week. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has more.

 

The new center will be in the Highlands ticket office. It’s aimed to better serve people going to the Maroon Bells —

John Ohail/oakley.com

The International Ski Federation Spring series race is almost over. Hosted by Aspen Valley Ski and and Snowboard Club at Aspen Highlands, there are downhill events today, April 7th, and tomorrow. They will not include a local member of the US Ski Team. Wiley Maple won the men’s national downhill title last month. He’d hoped to take on the downhill course in Aspen today, but a last minute knee injury got in the way.

AVSC

Heavy snow and cold temperatures allowed a new Aspen training venue for skiers, snowboarders and adaptive athletes to open earlier than expected. AVSC’s Stapleton Alpine Training Venue opened Saturday. That’s at Aspen Highlands. 

Organizers call the venue “world class” and one of the best early season training grounds. It will cover 35 acres and feature downhill courses, moguls, jumps and rails. It’s meant for alpine racers, freestyle skiers and snowboarders, adaptive athletes and most of all, for the 2300 kids the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club serves.