Aspen Mountain to stay open a week longer than planned
New closing date set for April 24 at Ajax
With the recent snow and colder temperatures to start March, Aspen Skiing Co. announced Thursday it will keep open Aspen Mountain for an extra week.
The extension means the new closing day will be April 24, and Skico said all on-mountain closing activities will take place that weekend.
Closing days for the other areas will remain as scheduled: Buttermilk closing April 3, Highlands on April 10 and Snowmass ends April 17. Detailed schedules for closing day activities will be released later, Skico said.
“With the continued winter-like weather and great snow in early March, we have decided to celebrate the season and our community by extending the season on Aspen Mountain for one more bonus week,” Katie Ertl, senior vice president of mountain operations, said in Thursday’s announcement. “Everyone in the community and on our mountains has worked incredibly hard this winter and we wanted to give them an extra week to celebrate and get on the hill and make some turns.”
The Aspen School District could collect an extra $1.2-1.5 million in tax dollars annually as a result of the district switching to local funding in fiscal year 2023-2024.