Aspen Skiing Co. extends operating hours of some chairlifts starting Saturday |

Aspen Skiing Co. extends operating hours of some chairlifts starting Saturday

Ajax Express on Aspen Mountain.
Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times

It’s that time of year for the extension of chairlift hours at the Aspen-Snowmass ski areas.

Aspen Skiing Co. announced Wednesday that the longer periods of daylight will allow some of the lifts at its four ski areas to remain open until 4 p.m. starting Saturday and lasting through the end of the season.

On Aspen Mountain, the Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Express and FIS lift will run until 4 p.m. All others will still cease operations at 3:30 p.m.

At Snowmass Ski Area, the Elk Camp Gondola and Sheer Bliss lift will run until 4 p.m. The Village Express will run until 4 p.m. to the top and until 4:15 p.m. to the mid-station.

At Aspen Highlands, the Exhibition lift will have extended hours as will the Summit Express at Buttermilk.

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