[ Annual snowfall: 300 inches | Lifts: 8 | Base elevation: 7,945 ft. | Summit elevation: 11,212 ft. | Vertical rise: 3,267 ft. | Terrain: 673 acres | Number of trails: 76 | Miles: 64 miles | Longest run: 3 miles | Steepest run: Elevator Shaft section of the Silver Queen run slope angle of 42 degrees | Terrain: easiest: 0%; more difficult: 48%; most difficult: 26%; expert: 26% ]
The Ski Shrines of Aspen Mountain
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The Ski Shrines are scattered throughout Aspen Mountain with many created by secret forces to memorialize their idols. To tour the shrines, ask a local or Ski Patrol for their location.
"For about two decades, locals have been ducking into favorite hideouts on Aspen Mountain and nailing pictures, license plates, beads, silk flowers, wind chimes and other memorabilia to tree trunks in honor of their particular heroes. The spruce trees and lodgepole pines hide sanctuaries dedicated to musicians, beloved locals, buckaroos, soiled doves and even toys and cartoon characters." (excerpt from Aspen Times article... read more)