Breakfast in the off season

April- lifts closed- and snow- welcome to Aspen.

So time for a little warm up coffee and a muffin

It used to be a gas station with a drive through now it’s more of a park and go

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AC DC

Thank you Pitkin County!

There is a brand new shiny Direct Current charger across from the Aspen Airport. This will input about 140 miles per hour into the batteries which is much nicer than the 20 miles per hour from the 30 amp chargers in the next parking slots. To do this with a Tesla you need an adapter cable- well worth it when you see the number of DC charging stations which are popping up.

DC charging in Aspen

DC charging in Aspen

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Charging in Aspen

charging the tesla

charging the tesla

 

One of the most frequent questions is “How long does it take to charge a Tesla?” and the answer is “That depends on the charger.” Here at the Pitkin County Public Works charger (across from  the airport between the animal shelter and the bus barn) the charge is 20 miles per hour.  At the Rio Grande parking lot in Aspen it’s 28 miles per hour. At the supercharger in Glenwood Springs it’s 280 miles per hour. We looooooove the supercharger.

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It’s turning into a trend – and a nice one at that.

Yesterday morning with 14″ of freshies on the mountain for the last day of the 2016 XGames

XGames Aspen 2016

XGames Aspen 2016

my first ride was  DJ Snake.

DJ Snake X Games Aspen 2016

DJ Snake X Games Aspen 2016

Pow during the day…

Freshies in Aspen January 31 2016

Freshies in Aspen January 31 2016

and Belly up at night…

and this morning…. more of the same…

 

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WinterSKOL!

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“What is Winterskol?” my riders ask. Literally it’s “a toast to Winter” but really- it’s a little party we cooked up for that January lull right after Christmas.

“Cooking”-which brings me to my favorite Winterskol event: SoupSKOL!

IMG_4663Our local restaurants get together and compete for the best soup. The public votes with orange spoons in soup kettles. (Let me tell you green chili makes a lovely handwarmer on a cold evening.)

Here’s our Winterskol King and Queen Tom and Jody Cardamone judging the soup (using sorbet as a palette cleanser between spoonfuls)

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This year’s winner was Meat and Cheese with a coconut based soup which made us all think of taking time out on the beach.

Don’t miss the snow carving on the mall…IMG_4670

…. actually I think the “leftovers” make a great snowball fort

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Winterskol!!

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