Over a Foot of Snow Falls on Aspen/Snowmass in 24 Hours

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Aspen Shoulder Deep

January 16, 2006

Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., (Press Release)— A storm hit early Sunday afternoon covering the Aspen/Snowmass area with over a foot of fresh snow on all four mountains — Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. Three feet of snow has fallen since New Year's Day.

Since opening day on Thanksgiving, Aspen/Snowmass has received over 16 feet of snow offering some of the best conditions in years. Enjoy the powder on over 5,000 acres across four mountains, each with their own unique personality and terrain options. More snow is in the forecast this week assuring continued powder conditions. Click here for a current snow report: http://www.aspensnowmass.com/onmountain/reports/default.cfm.

Along with new snow blanketing the four mountains, Aspen/Snowmass gears up for the highly anticipated ESPN Winter X Games TEN scheduled for January 27-31, 2006 on Buttermilk. The annual ESPN Winter X Games is the premier winter action sports event in the world, featuring athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: Moto X, Ski, Snowboard and Snowmobile. ESPN Winter X Games TEN will feature nighttime events and will be telecast live on ESPN and ABC.

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/Snowmass. 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 Pitkin County Airport (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