Aspen Highlands season extended until April 26 |

Aspen Highlands season extended until April 26

Katie Redding
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Aspen Skiing Co. announced Wednesday that Aspen Highlands will reopen on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19 and April 25-26.

Those openings will extend the local ski season, which was scheduled to end on April 12, with the closing of Aspen Mountain and Snowmass. Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk were scheduled to close on April 5.

The mountain will be open to the 12,382-foot summit of Highland Bowl. The Exhibition, Loge and Deep Temerity lifts will tentatively run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, depending on temperature, providing access to most of the mountain. The Merry-Go-Round restaurant will serve a limited lunch menu with barbecue, chips and beverages.

A series of spring storms has pushed the base depth in Highland Bowl to more than 100 inches ” the deepest it has been all season, noted a press release issued by the company.

“Some people are ready to put this year behind them, but we are a town of skiers and snowboarders ” if we have the snow, we’re going skiing,” said David Perry, senior vice president, Aspen Skiing Company, in a prepared statement. “We know it’s been a tough year and this is our way of saying thank you to the community and the rest of the winter sports world.”

All Aspen/Snowmass season passes are valid as they are during the regular season. Adult tickets will be $39 per day, youth and seniors will pay $29 and children’s tickets will be $19. As always children 6 and under ski for free. Current season passholders from any other resort in the country will pay just $19 for their lift ticket.

For more on the extended season, see Thursday’s Aspen Times.

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