Perfect weather conditions freeze Maroon Lake in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. — The images look like shots straight out of a movie.

Maroon Lake, at the base of the Maroon Bells in Aspen, has frozen over, much to the delight of skaters.

Ann Driggers captured the amazing photos.

The unusual phenomenon occurred because Aspen has seen very little snow but the atmosphere has remained cold and dry, creating perfect conditions to smoothly freeze the lake.

The pictures were taken at the lake as skaters enjoyed the rare opportunity, even bringing along equipment to play hockey.