Aspen/Snowmass introduces its snowcat drivers in opening episode of “Our Story”

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The initial episode of Our Story from Aspen/Snowmass, focuses on the Aspen Mountain Snowcats. According to the episode, 40 miles of trails are groomed each night on Ajax, for a total of over 6,000 miles each ski season. The episode follows snowcat drivers Derrin Carelli, and John Cody, as they take the viewer through what an ordinary day is like for an Aspen Mountain snowcat driver.

“I honestly think we have one of the most beautiful jobs in the world,” says Carelli in the episode. “Swing shift gets to see a sunset every single night, and graveyard gets to see a sunrise, every single morning from the top of Aspen Mountain.”

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