Powder time: Aspen Snowmass set for early opening after solid snowfalls

by James Wilkinson

Thanks to recent storm cycles delivering more than a metre of snow and favourable early season conditions for snowmaking, Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will open early for daily operations this weekend (Nov 19), five days prior to the resorts’ scheduled opening date.

“We are off to a great start this season, and the teams are working hard to get ready for an exciting early opening,” said Aspen Snowmass Senior Vice President of Mountain Operations, Katie Ertl.

The Sundeck will open on Aspen Mountain, as well as Elk Camp at Snowmass for dining, while both mountains will feature Music on the Mountains on Opening Day, with live music at the Sundeck and Elk Camp from 12-3 p.m.

Ticket offices are currently open at the base of Aspen Mountain, Snowmass Base Village Gondola, and at Riverside in Basalt seven-days a week.

The Snowmass Ticket Pavilion on the Snowmass Mall and the Two Creeks Ticket Office will open for the season Saturday, Nov. 19.

Equipment rentals and purchases can be made at Four Mountain Sports at the base of Aspen Mountain and Snowmass, as well as at ASPENX in Aspen’s Gondola Plaza.

Ski and Snowboard lessons will be available for booking, with beginner and private lessons available at Snowmass, and private lessons only at Aspen Mountain.

Throughout the early season, terrain will continue to open on both Aspen Mountain and Snowmass as conditions allow.

Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk are scheduled to open Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, respectively.


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