Mandatory Bootpackers Meeting and Gear Swap

Mandatory Bootpacker Meeting and Gear Swap

When:  Wednesday October 18, 2017

Location:  Conference Room in the Administration Level at the base of Aspen Highlands (follow the signs)

Time:  11:00AM or 5:30PM

Greetings Bootpackers

It is time to start preparing for the 2017-18 bootpacking season.

We have scheduled our annual meeting to inform everybody about the bootpacking program, sign releases, answer questions, and buy and sell gear at the swap.  This meeting is MANDATORY for all participants, even those who have participated in the past, as this is when the necessary waivers and releases are signed.  We will make the meetings as short as possible as we understand everybody has a busy schedule.

Please sign up on the highlandspatrol.com web site to get your information entered into the bootpacker database for this season.

 

The Gear Swap

The Gear Swap is an opportunity for bootpackers to acquire some of the necessary gear at an affordable price.  We understand that things get expensive quickly and do not want this to deprive anybody the chance to bootpack.  Please come prepared to buy or sell bootpacking related gear such as avalanche transceivers, Vibram soled ski boots, warm clothes, backpacks, or anything else you think make one more comfortable when they are cold and tired.  Affordable is the key word here, if your goal is to make lots of money this may not be the proper outlet, and again only bootpacking specific gear please, this is not a general ski swap.  All gear to be sold at the swap should be dropped off by 10:00AM as it will have to be tagged to make sure you get your money at the end of the day.  All gear that does not sell has to be picked up by 6:30pm or it will be donated to the packing program.

Thanks we look forward to seeing you on October 18, 2017.

Bootpacker Registration 2017-18

Bootpacking registration for the 2017-18 season is now open.

Please click on the BOOTPACKING tab above and complete the registration form, if you are interested in bootpacking at Aspen Highlands this season.

Details about the bootpacker meeting will be posted later.

The bootpacker meeting is tenatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th.

Bootpacker Update

There will be no bootpacking this weekend Dec 10th and 11th.  We plan to  resume bootpacking on Monday December 12th.  Be ready to go at 8 o’clock the regular time.

Thank you

AHSP

Bootpacker Update

Thursday December 1, 2016

Today we had 39 bootpackers show up.  We can take 50 per day.

We will pack tomorrow on Friday.  We will not have bootpacking this weekend.  We will resume bootpacking on Monday.

Thank you for help.

AHSP

Bootpacker Update

Greetings

Today Wednesday, we had 27 bootpackers show up to work.  We can use up to 50 bootpackers per day.  There is space available.  If you are still interested in bootpacking, the season has begun.

AHSP

50 Bootpackers Spots Available Tomorrow

We have space available for 50 bootpackers beginning tomorrow, Wednesday November 30th 2016.

We plan to bootpack Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week.  We had 19 bootpackers today, we have space for 31 additional packers tomorrow.

Be sure you have registered online and signed the waiver before showing up to bootpack.  Waivers may be signed in the afternoon between 4 pm and 4:30 pm.

Thanks for your help.

AHSP

Welcome Bootpackers to the Winter Season 2016-17

Greetings

The storms over the Thanksgiving holiday arrived on schedule.  We have plenty of snow to begin our bootpacking work.  The lifts are starting to spin and the snowcats are out preparing a path up and down the mountain.  We had a small group of patrollers up on the hill today getting a look around and beginning some avalanche mitigation work.

We do not yet have a full compliment of ski patrollers to manage a large group of bootpackers.  And we still have plenty of avalanche mitigation work before we can get into full swing.  Tomorrow we can accomodate a only a small grouip of bootpackers.

Tuesday November 29th bootpacking is available for bootpackers who worked for us last season for 10 or more days.  Meet in the usual place below the escalator to sign in.  Be ready to go up the lift at 8 am.

We anticipate we will expand to our normal capacity of 50 bootpackers per day later in the week.  Continue to monitor this website for further updates.

Thank you for your patience.

AHSP

 

Mandatory Bootpacker Meeting and Gear Swap

 

When:  Wednesday October 19, 2016

Location:  Conference Room in the Administration Level at the base of Aspen Highlands (follow the signs)

Time:  11:00AM or 5:30PM

Greetings Bootpackers

It is time to start preparing for the 2016-17 bootpacking season.

We have scheduled our annual meeting to inform everybody about the bootpacking program, sign releases, answer questions, and buy and sell gear at the swap.  This meeting is MANDATORY for all participants, even those who have participated in the past, as this is when the necessary waivers and releases are signed.  We will make the meetings as short as possible as we understand everybody has a busy schedule.

Please sign up on the highlandspatrol.com web site to get your information entered into the bootpacker database for this season.

 

The Gear Swap

The Gear Swap is an opportunity for bootpackers to acquire some of the necessary gear at an affordable price.  We understand that things get expensive quickly and do not want this to deprive anybody the chance to bootpack.  Please come prepared to buy or sell bootpacking related gear such as avalanche transceivers, Vibram soled ski boots, warm clothes, backpacks, or anything else you think make one more comfortable when they are cold and tired.  Affordable is the key word here, if your goal is to make lots of money this may not be the proper outlet, and again only bootpacking specific gear please, this is not a general ski swap.  All gear to be sold at the swap should be dropped off by 10:00AM as it will have to be tagged to make sure you get your money at the end of the day.  All gear that does not sell has to be picked up by 6:30pm or it will be donated to the packing program.

Thanks we look forward to seeing you on October 19, 2016.

Bootpacker Registration

Bootpacking registration for the 2016-17 season is now open.

Please click on the BOOTPACKING tab above and complete the registration form, if you are interested in bootpacking at Aspen Highlands this season.

Details about the bootpacker meeting will be posted later.