Corduroy shredding, groomer bombing, railroad tracks... whatever you want to call it, the recent stretch of sunny weather has been perfect for carving arcing turns on-piste. With more sunny days to come, we've partnered with OpenSnow so we always know the right equipment to bring to make the most of whatever sort of day it is on the mountain. While the fleeting beauty of a powder day is always something worth celebrating, we've rounded up a few of our favorite "old-reliable" runs that make every day at Aspen feel special.
Named for Ruthie Brown, a former Aspen stock holder, Ruthie's Run is an expansive groomer with sweeping views and diverse terrain. This local favorite is one of longest and most well-groomed runs on Aspen mountain, and it features a variety of corkscrews, slopes, and funnels.
A premier spot for skiing lessons, Assay Hill is the perfect place for beginners to build their confidence. Located right above Snowmass Village, Assay Hill is gentle and easy to handle.
If you're looking for high-speed turns, then you should give Slot a try. This famous and thrilling run is groomed regularly and used to be home to speed-skiing races.
This blue groomer is an often-overlooked run at the base of Golden Horn. As it is often skipped in favor of more extreme terrain further up Aspen Highlands, visitors have reportedly caught fresh corduroy here as late as noon.
What are your favorite runs when the sun has been shining a few days in a row? Did we miss any favorites? Let us know in the comments.