SPRING FEVER

SPRING FEVER Dissecting the spring snowpack with forecaster, Blase Reardon. By: Tess Weaver Strokes During an Aspen area snowpack discussion on March 21 hosted by local backcountry ski advocacy group Powder to the People, one audience member said he hadn’t seen a winter like 2016-17 in more than 40 years…

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Unicorns and Strafe at Freeskier Fest 2017

Unicorns and Strafe at Freeskier Fest 2017 Freeskier Fest is the annual ski test put on by Freeskier Magazine. For the past four years, it has been held here in our hometown of Aspen, CO. This year, however, it moved to Snowbird, UT. We decided that didn’t mean we couldn’t…

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THE 2017 ELK MOUNTAIN GRAND TRAVERSE

THE 2017 ELK MOUNTAIN GRAND TRAVERSE NEW RECORDS, NEW MILESTONES, AND 40 MILES OF THE ELK MOUNTAINS. By Ted Mahon Congratulations to Strafe founder John Gaston and athlete Max Taam for taking the win and setting a new course record at the 20th Annual Elk Mountains Grand Traverse this past…

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SheLift INSPIRES AT ASPEN HIGHLANDS

It’s no secret that Strafe was created based on inspiration from Highland Bowl. So when we hear of others starting something based on the same inspiration, we listen. When Sarah Herron started SheLift, not only did we feel a camaraderie, we were also inspired. It was a match made in…

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REJUVENATED BY THE MOUNTAINS

REJUVENATED BY THE MOUNTAINS Chase DeMeulenaere is only 22 years old but has already re-invented himself and his snowboarding in the Elk Mountains. To some, Chase De DeMeulenaere may be under the radar on the pro snowboarder spectrum. But to others, this 22-year-old Aspen valley local has been shredding park,…

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