After spending the last four months in Argentina, I returned home to Aspen in anticipation of a snowy winter and the renewal of a simpler life surrounded by the peaceful isolation of snow capped mountains.
It’s never easy to leave the tranquility of warm, beautiful beaches. The Cliffs, south of Mar del Plata, Argentina, remain my favorite place in Argentina.
I’m trading a summer of traveling on busses for a winter traveling with skins.
Desert colors. The mountains of Argentina are unlike anywhere else.
Lunch Break in Las Leñas, Argentina.
Exploring steep lines of the Marte chair in Las Leñas, Argentina.
Where does this one go? Las Leñas, Argentina.
Best sidecountry around. Las Leñas, Argentina.
Not a bad view to wake up to. Las Leñas, Argentina.
Las Leñas, Argentina.
Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Mar del Plata, Argentina
There is a stark contrast between life in the city and life in the mountains. Neither place lacks beauty. Both personify the uniqueness of their own incredible vistas. Although leaving the beautiful, warm Argentine mountains and coast for the contrast of cold, snowy mountains wasn’t easy, I immediately fell back into my old routine of top to bottom laps on Aspen Mountain. Thoughts of life in a foreign city have slowly been replaced by the steady piling of snowflakes and immersion in the mountains.
The Aspen Mountain gondola ascends 3,267 feet from town to the top of the mountain.
Welcome home. My first day back in Aspen was greeted with new snow and blue skies.
Photographer Zach Luchs and I took advantage of the first snow in two and a half weeks with a late afternoon shoot on Aspen Mountain.
Colorado’s cold smoke and Aspen Mountain did not disappoint.
As winter started to progress, we enjoyed more new snow for the opening of Aspen Highlands.
The top of Highland Peak and Highland Bowl.
Highland Bowl from Aspen Mountain.
Highland Bowl didn’t disappoint. Corbeaux Clothing co-owner and fellow athlete Adam Moszynski shows us just how deep it was on opening day.
Overnight our world was transformed and we awoke within the Aspen Snow Globe.
The first day of two weeks of snow in Aspen. Welcome to the Aspen Snow Globe. We haven’t seen trees with this much rime in three years.
Day three of the Aspen Snow Globe. It was deep out there.
Sampling some of the local side-country and skiing amongst giants.
And then we had a glimpse of the sun.
The Elk Mountains. Aspen, Colorado.
- Between the shadows you find the light.
- In Search.
- Ending 2014.
Bringing 2014 to a close.
And starting 2015 with some fresh ideas.
What a great start to the winter here in Aspen. Please stay tuned for more great stories and photographs from Zach Luchs (@zachluchsphoto) and I (@tj_skis) as we continue to explore the renewal of winter here in Colorado and beyond. #liveforthemoment
In Search II.