Video: Aspen, Snowmass welcome Thanksgiving opening day
November 24, 2017
When turkeys and snowmaking collide, you get an opening day on Thanksgiving that features a big helping of top-to-bottom skiing and riding.
Welcome to a sunny start for the 2017-18 season, everyone!
Didn't have a chance to get to Aspen Mountain for opening day? No problem, we were on hand for all the action. Check out our coverage and see how early season conditions were on the first episode of The Drop-In!
Posted by The Aspen Times on Thursday, November 23, 2017
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The first group in line Thursday morning showed up about 6 a.m. and opened the morning with a bottle of champagne. James Harvey, who learned how to saber a bottle while working at the St. Regis Aspen, was first in line and used his snowboard to saber a bottle of bubbly this morning (see video below).
SLIDESHOW: Checkout photos from opening day
The forecast for opening day Thanksgiving weekend calls for sunny skies and highs each day for the next week in the mid- to upper-50s, according to the National Weather Service.
Here’s what was going on at Aspen Mountain when the lifts started turning at just before 9 a.m.