Aspen Mountain Launches New Powder Tours

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Aspen/Snowmass, Colo, Dec. 16, 2004 - No lift lines, no crowds, just the exhilaration of skiing some of the Rocky Mountains' finest powder snow in a spectacular setting. Take a guided snowcat ski/snowboard tour to explore a part of Aspen Mountain unseen and untouched by all but a handful of skiers/riders.

Your day begins at 8:15 a.m. in the lower level of the Silver Queen Gondola Building at the base of Aspen Mountain. After a short gondola ride to the summit, Powder Tour groups are given an orientation with guides before heading out into the backcountry. Two guides and a driver lead your 11-person snowcat group to terrain selected according to daily snow conditions and the group's experience.

A hearty lunch is served in a cozy wood-stove heated cabin set in the heart of the picturesque Elk Mountains. Snacks and drinks are provided on board the cat throughout the day.

"I was out with a group the other day and all of a sudden it hit me, I've been at this for twenty years and I love it as much as I did on that first day, or maybe even more, said Bob Perlmutter, Manager of Powder Tours. "I'm pretty sure our guests pick up on that and feed off of it.

Powder Tours are on a reservations-only basis and require a credit card number to hold the booking. For reservations visit the Powder Tours desk in the Gondola Building, 3-5pm daily or call (970) 920-0720 or (800) 525-6200, ext. 3720. Cancellation policies apply, please inquire.