Winter hit fast and hard here in Colorado, with sub-zero temperatures and several inches up to several feet of snow. Aspen Snowmass is opening Ajax early, starting this Saturday! The In Play girls have been in the gym daily to prep their legs for the long and epic season to come. Some of our girls took it a step further, and did their training on-hill by boot packing Highland Bowl. For those that don't know, Highland Bowl is an extremely steep area of terrain on the 'back side' of Aspen Highlands. Boot packing consists of hiking up and down said bowl for at least 15 days. You are handsomely rewarded, with a season pass to Aspen Snowmass, but only the toughest of the tough finish the task.
Snowboard photo by Jeremy Swanson Photography at Aspen Highlands.