What's in this Area?
The route starts out on a windscoured face that is a NW aspect, but is often wind loaded and unsafe. the top of the decent is a cliff band, with a windloaded gully. there are two entrances to the gully, which is about 300' long. The mouth of the gully opens up into floral park fairway, which is a steep treed run.[more]
This area has a number of great easy access ski lines. There are open bowls and tree runs that are west facing as one moves south on Richmond Ridge from the Aspen Ajax ski area. One of my favorites is Hurrican Bowl. You can get a great look at this area from Aspen Highlands Ski Area. Be heads up for mines and avalance terrain traps in this area, because it is easy to get to does not mean it is safe. Also this is a popular snowmobile area, be carefull when hiking around.
How to Get There
There are two ways one can get to Little Annies Skiing. One can take the lift up to the top of Ajax, have a drink with a movie star, then skin out the Richmond Ridge towards the south until you are above the ski lines. Play all day and then ski back via the Aspen Ski Area. You can also get to the skiing via Castle Creek Rd towards Ashcroft. After a couple miles take a left on Little Annie's Rd, heading up to the end of the plowed road to park. The ski runs are above you.