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Special to the Daily Kristin Nelson sent us this funny little pic: "Here is a picture of our Husky/Lab mix Jasmin - who (unfortunately?) was raised with three cats, and she loves her little buddy Sketch when she is not busy attacking him."

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column showing an Aspen snob around the area ski slopes.

Now, he’s not really a snob. He’s a cool guy who has common sense, doesn’t wear fur and, as he put it, a penchance to be forever stuck in the mountains. And, as a column permanently stuck in Summit County, we’re OK with that.

But, here’s why we said “snob.” One, it was to get you to pay attention. Two, when spoken to about Summit resorts, he brings up the inevitable – lift lines. So, we made him this challenge: We will show him around the county on a Saturday in January and see if he can take it.If his head blows up by 10 a.m., we’ll know we’ve failed. And, we know we’ve got a tough task. He’s not shy about noting how uncrowded Aspen is.

And, we all know how, well, “cozy” our resorts can be at times.

Anyhoo, Summit Up is wishing everyone a good weekend. Cheers.

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