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Just three weeks ago it looked like winter was coming to a unwelcome end.


A lack of snow following Christmas has kept athletes dodging rocks, skiing hard pack and really enjoying those “dustings” of new snow that were all but a precursor for the end of February. Guys like Andrew were still not afraid to leave the ground.


Andrew Rumpf catching a bit of air over the town of Aspen this January. A lack of snow following Christmas has kept athletes dodging rocks but not still not afraid to leave the ground.
| Andrew Rumpf wasn’t afraid of the rocks and stumps on Aspen Mountain this January | Photo: TJ David

Little did we know that the continual drought was all about to end.


 

Snow up high and clear down low. This time of year storms are so dependent on altitude. This was the first sign things were about to change. Photo by TJ David
| First sign of snow | Photo: TJ David

 


Snow up high and clear down low. This time of year storms are so dependent on altitude and temperature. This sleeper powder day at Aspen Highlands was the first sign that things were about to change.



A week out NOAA predicted snow. Three days later it was a winter storm warning. Would winter reemerge?


Lost in the Storm. The first day we received over a foot of fresh snow. Our mountains were blanketed and fierce winds loaded some great spots for inbounds skiing. Photo: Matt Power| | Lost in the Storm | Photo: Matt Power

The first day we received over a foot of fresh snow. Our mountains were blanketed and fierce winds loaded some great spots for inbounds skiing. 


| Winter Storm Warning | Photo: Matt Power 

The new snow completely transformed our spring landscape into a winter wonderland.


| All smiles | Photo: Matt Power
More storm riding on Aspen Mountain as the snow continued to accumulate. Photo: Matt Power
| Sampling some of the fresh snow | Photo: Matt Power

As the snow kept accumulating we didn’t waste anytime and found some great, low angle terrain to sample some of the goods just outside the resort. More storm riding on Aspen Mountain ensued and Matt Power was there to capture the moment.


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| DEEP | Photo: Matt Power

 

 

 

 

 


There is nothing better than storm riding after six weeks of no snow.


 

| Stoked | Photo: Matt Power
| Stoked | Photo: Matt Power

 


One storm leaves and another moves in.


 

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| Parker Olsen | Photo: Matt Power


When storms stack up in Aspen there are few other places I would rather be skiing.


The Aspen Mountain side-country offers great opportunities to find fresh snow and we took full advantage. However, the comfort of close proximity to the resort doesn’t mean the area is immune to avalanche risk and we tread lightly. Especially when skiing on new storm snow. Be careful out there.


 

Getting the shot of Matt Power getting the shot of Parker Olsen.

| Getting the shot of Matt Power getting the shot of Parker Olsen


And then the sun came out


 The sun came out and it seemed spring was coming to push our brief reemergence of winter away from Aspen again. We didn’t sit idly.


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| Submarine | Photo: Matt Power

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| Sunstars | Photo: Matt Power


5.5 feet of snow in 3 weeks


 For more photos please visit: www.mattpowerphotography.com @mattpower & @tj_skis on instagram


 

TJ David Aspen, Colorado Photo: Matt Power
| Moments Align | Photo: Matt Power
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