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Aspen Mountain set for top to bottom skiing on Opening Day

Aspen Mountain and Snowmass set to open with over 250 acres of terrain combined.
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Aspen Mountain will be open from top to bottom on Saturday, with a total of 174 acres of skiable area. Snowmass is scheduled to have 78 acres open.

At Ajax: Buckhorn Cutoff, and Buckhorn Trail, Copper but not Copper Bowl, Silver Bell, Deer Park, Dipsey Doodle, Easy Chair, Lazy Boy, Midnight, North American, One and Two Leaf, Pumphouse Hill, Silver Dip, Spar Gulch, and Little Nell. Additionally, Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Express, and Gent’s Ridge will be running.

Snowmass is scheduled to have Upper Scooper, Lower Hals, Fanny Hill, Elk Camp Meadows, Upper Hals, Upper Velvet, Pocket Park on lower Fanny, and the ski-back trail to the clinic open. The operating lifts will be Sky Cab, Village Express to midway, Elk Camp Gondola, and Elk Camp Meadows. The Coaster will be open for Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday through Sunday) and then weekends after that until Christmas.



Sundeck at Aspen Mountain will be open for food and beverage services, as well as Elk Camp Restaurant at Snowmass.

Aspen Highlands is still set to open on Dec. 10. Buttermilk will open Dec. 17, giving ample time for construction to wrap up on the base.




Adult tickets will go for $76 for the early season. $29 pass extensions can be purchased for Valley and Alpine passes. Additionally, Ikon pass extensions can be purchased $57.

Although it’s not the most terrain they have had open on opening day, Jeff Hanle, vice president of communications at Skico, said this year is a good opening, and the terrain available is off to a great start.

“It’s great to have top-to-bottom on Aspen Mountain,” he said.

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