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Full moon skiers asked to 'show respect' for Aspen mountains
Aspen Skiing Co. officials are advising full-moon hikers to exercise caution and be respectful of the ski area this season after parties of more than 100 people were reported at the top of Buttermilk Mountain last winter.
Buttermilk has a hut and a bonfire pit on its western peak where hikers can get warm before heading down the mountain. That area has increased in popularity in the last couple of years with more people opting to make the hike on full-moon winter nights, said SkiCo spokesman Jeff Hanle.
Do SkiCo officials plan to stop the parties? Read the rest of the story to find out.