It is a nice walk, CC-Ski or or bike ride. Snowshoes are dead weight as the road is groomed almost nightly for the snowmobile tours and "classic" track CC skiers. SnoMo sleds will get Rick Deans panties in a bunch and he might even call the sheriff and NFS, but they are completely legal. Rick and his crew will come give you the third degree and lay down the law like they own all the national forest.
Slide paths are abundant, but absolutely nothing to worry about. It is 7 miles from the T Lazy 7 to the Lake (or 10 kilo'Miles' if you believe that snowmobile guides signs). If you make it that far, the snowmobile guides will make you a cup of hot chocolate.
You can rent CC skis from the golf course in Aspen or Snowmass.
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