Improvements at Aspen for 2010/11 season

Sun 12 September 10

The highlight this season will be a new 12-foot pipe will be built by the Lowdown Park on Snowmass.

Improvements at Aspen for 2010/11 season

Improvements at Aspen for 2010/11 season © Rider: James Woodward, Photo: Steve Dowle, WSG

New 12-foot Halfpipe in Snowmass

Aspen/Snowmass is well-known for its 22-foot Olympic-sized superpipe at Buttermilk, voted Best Pipe in the Land by readers of Transworld Snowboarding and home of the ESPN Winter X-Games. The 18-foot superpipe in the award-winning Snowmass park is home to Olympian Gretchen Bleiler and has been featured in dozens of photo shoots and movies. Now there’s a new halfpipe at Snowmass built specifically for those still learning how to ride the pipe. The new 12-foot pipe will be built by the Lowdown Park on Snowmass and will welcome guests of all levels to drop in and feel the thrill of the halfpipe just like their Olympic and X Games heroes.  Aspen/Snowmass is one of the only resorts in the world to offer three halfpipes to accommodate all skill levels.

New Technology

From hands-free gates to the Aspen/Snowmass iPad application, Aspen Skiing Company will continue to bring the latest technology to guests.

In addition to last year’s new 100 percent hands-free and hassle-free gate system, allowing guests to pass through automated gates with a Radio Frequency activated plastic lift ticket, Aspen/Snowmass will now offer guests the ability to link their credit card to their lift ticket/ski pass; valid for use at any Aspen Skiing Company owned business from restaurants to rentals, ski school and more.

Additionally, Aspen/Snowmass is currently developing an iPad application, which will bring the resort to life from anywhere in the world. The Aspen/Snowmass mobile application – which works on 97 percent of smart phones from the iPhone to BlackBerry – is now available for download and provides live grooming, snowfall and weather information, as well as offers guests the ability to book lunch or dinner reservations from the chairlift.

For more information visit their website www.aspensnowmass.com

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