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Aspen Skiing Co. Will Continue Grooming for Uphillers at all Four Ski Areas
Uphillers can count on an ongoing assist from Aspen Skiing Co. this spring.
Skico will continue to groom slopes at all four ski areas even though the scheduled end of ski season was Sunday. The season, of course, was cut short when Colorado Gov. Jared Polis ordered the state’s ski areas closed starting March 15 as part of the effort to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Skico kept grooming a few trails at each ski area after the closure to accommodate uphillers. Loads of skiers and snowboarders are putting climbing skins on their boards and earning their turns. Conditions can deteriorate quickly on ungroomed slopes because of the freeze-and-thaw cycle, so the grooming extended the season.