My 13-year-old daughter Nicole and I arrived in Aspen at around 5:30pm in an intensifying snow storm in early March. The forecast was for 2–4 inches but there was already several inches of new snow. We checked in at the Frias Properties office on the corner of Durant and Original St. — great location and easy parking right there.
After a quick, friendly check-in, we drove across the street to our condo at Chateau Dumont — a really nice deluxe two-bedroom, less than one block from the Silver Queen gondola at the base of Aspen Mountain. The covered parking garage was super convenient and helped make unloading the car quick and easy. Frias manages lots of properties within a few blocks of the lifts. Special thanks to Andrew and staff for taking such good care of us.
Next morning we woke to a foot of fresh powder and took the free shuttle to Snowmass, about 15 minutes away. The trees on the Big Burn were epic. We skied non-stop until mid-afternoon when the leg burn kicked in. A huge burger at the Ullrhof restaurant on the mountain fueled us for another few runs then we shuttled back to the condo. My daughter said it was the best powder day she had ever had.
Golfers say that, even though it can be a frustrating game, there’s always one shot per round that motivates you to come back to play again. I like golf but a day of skiing great powder with family or friends has dozens of special moments like that, doesn’t it?