Mayor Declares 'Epic' Ski Day
In light of the “epic” amount of snow that has graced Aspen’s slopes in the past 24 hours, Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland has proclaimed January 10, 2011, as an “Aspen Epic Day.”

“I’m asking for locals and tourists alike to help celebrate our town and skiing/snowboarding by getting out on the slopes and enjoying one of the first true epic storms of 2011,” said Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland. “By proclaiming today ‘Aspen Epic Day,’ I hope it will encourage families, friends, employers and everyone to enable themselves and others to head to the slopes.”

Mayor Ireland will officially read the proclamation tonight at the City Council meeting.

About a foot of snow fell on Aspen slopes on Sunday and overnight, but Mayor Ireland says this will not be the last proclaimed “Epic Day” of 2011. His criteria for meeting the “epic” standards? A great storm followed by a bluebird day.

To find out what days are officially “epic,” follow Mick on Twitter @MickTheMayor or on Facebook.

“These are the days we live for,” Ireland said. “THIS is Aspen.”

Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011