Ski Butlers Blog - 2014

Aspen Highlands Closing Party

This year’s Highlands Closing Party was my first experience. I have heard ridiculous stories from previous years, so I was eager to see what the fuss was all about. On Sunday April 13, the day of the party, the town of Aspen woke up to Rain. After talking to some friends and discussing the possibility of skipping the party due to the unfortunate weather, I was quickly assured there was no way I missing the event. Needless to say, I was glad I didn’t.

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Spring is in the Air in Whistler

Whistler is showing the signs of Spring but we are still getting a subtantial amount of snow in the Alpine. We have had 34" this week, with some surpirse sunny Pow Days.

Along with the great skiing we have a week of Social events coming up with the World Ski Snowboard Fest (www.wssf.com) starting April 11-20. This is the biggest annual gathering of winter sports,music, arts and mountain culture in North America. The Motto is "Party in April and Sleep in May". The highlight of these events is the Pro Photographer Showdown where action sports and lifestyle photographers from around the world submit entries for an oppurtunity to earn a trip to Whistler and showcase their work to an audience of sports enthusiasts,media and industry professionals.Entries will be judged as each Photographer competes for over $10,000 in prizes.

Another great spring event is the Whistler Cup. Moving into its 22nd year, Whistler Cup has grown to become the largest and most important ski race in North America, and internationally, for athletes aged 11 to 14 years. With hundreds of young athletes from 23 countries participating, the Whistler Cup brings together children from many different cultures.


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Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats

You know those crazy mornings when there isn’t time for breakfast? Like this past week when the mountain predicted 2-inches of fresh snow, only to realize when I woke up it was actually 8+ inches of fresh POW. Yup, now you’re thinking to yourself, I needed to be out the door 10 minutes ago!

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Weather Patterns in the Rockies - www.OpenSnow.com

What a winter it has been in the Rockies! After a couple mediocre seasons in 2012 and 2013, this year has provided incredible snowfall from start to finish.  It seems like the weather patterns have been strong, consistent and exactly what all of us in the ski industry hope for every ski season.  If you have not made it out West for a ski trip yet this year, you still have about 6 weeks to do so but you better act fast!

Thanks to our good friends over at www.opensnow.com, we have not missed a beat with weather patterns this year.  Many people assume being a meteorologist, is just like playing darts.  You throw some out there, hoping that they will be good predictions but really have no idea until it hits whether or not it will work out how you imagined.  Open Snow Powder Officers seem to have it figured out and take the guessing game out of weather with accurate forecasts all the time!

If you have not heard of www.opensnow.com, we suggest you start using them for all powder forecasts from New England all the way across the West through Colorado and Utah to California.  They know their stuff, especially when it comes to predicting snowfall!

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