Aspen: Last Minute Trip
Hi all been a bit of a lurker here for a bit and have a question. Headed to Aspen for my first time for 3 (maybe squeeze out a morning 4th) days of riding.
Anyway its been a bit for me in terms of consistent riding, been out 4 times this year locally(NJ/NY), have ridden real mountains (never Co though) but I am old (relatively speaking) now and on a pretty bum wheel (multiple surgeries on my right, aka back knee). Going on the trip with a group of skiers who are pretty good, 2 are very, very good.
Any suggestions on approach to trip? I know some parts of Ajax and Highlands are supposed to be really challenging… would you suggest I insist on hitting Snowmass up first, get the legs back before moving on? Any thoughts on conditions traditionally around St Patty’s day? Looks like a decent weather pattern is shaping up out in Co... hope it holds through mid month. Are there any areas to avoid with me being the lone boarder of the group (flats, cat tracks etc). Any other tips or warnings?
Assume Aspen is not a hard town to find a bar with some TVs, but with NCAAs going on, any recos on a spot with TVs, eats and good beers?
I know these types of posts are repetitive and Im doing research on my own, but any insight will be much appreciated. Really stoked for trip and completely committed to getting on the mountain a ton more next year.