New terrain open |

New terrain open

Aspen Times Staff Report

Monday night’s storm produced up to eight inches of snow on local mountains, the Aspen Skiing Co. reported. As a result, more terrain will open today.

At Snowmass Mountain, the Big Burn lift will open at 11 a.m., as well as additional runs, including Sneaky’s and Upper Mick’s.

“We’re really excited to offer top-to-bottom cruising in Snowmass,” said mountain manager Rob Baxter.

On Aspen Mountain, the Skico opened a couple of black-diamond runs Tuesday, including Sunrise/Sunset and Red’s Run. The Skico hopes to open more black-diamond runs on Ajax today.

“We’re working hard to open up the black-diamond terrain,” said Steve Sewell, Aspen Mountain manager. “Skiers can expect additional trails opening for periods of time throughout the day on Wednesday.”

According to the Skico, Snowmass now has a 31-inch base on top, with seven lifts operating and 181 acres of terrain open. Aspen Mountain has 21 inches on top.

Lift tickets at both mountains now cost $45.

No new terrain at Buttermilk will open today; Panda Peak is open. Skico officials say they have not determined yet when they will open Aspen Highlands.

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