April- lifts closed- and snow- welcome to Aspen.
So time for a little warm up coffee and a muffin
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.
I like to keep the battery between 150-265 miles. That increases the life of the battery.
The best lunch in Aspen as far as I’m concerned is at Bonnie’s which just happens to be on Ajax.
So, what do I do while the Tesla is charging?
Ski a few laps of course….
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.
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
my first ride was DJ Snake.
Pow during the day…
and Belly up at night…
— AVH84 (@Aimeevera84) February 1, 2016
and this morning…. more of the same…
Yep- win an uberjet to the XGames.
“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!
Here’s our Winterskol King and Queen Tom and Jody Cardamone judging the soup (using sorbet as a palette cleanser between spoonfuls)
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.
…. actually I think the “leftovers” make a great snowball fort