Just 3 days ago, I was in my favorite of all places I've previously visited: Aspen. After assembling a crew of local bartenders, barbacks and friends from Denver, we climbed Highlands bowl. We only stopped once briefly to catch our breath before advancing to the top. The day was crystal clear, as you can see. We rode down on the softest snow I had ever seen in the bowl (my second climb). I'm now sitting at my office computer in NYC and I can't wait to get back to Aspen!