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Aspen Announces Opening Day

ASPEN, CO – Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will open for the 2023–24 season as scheduled on Thursday, November 23. The traditional Thanksgiving opening will feature skiing on the upper slopes of Aspen Mountain as well as Elk Camp Meadows at Snowmass.

Aspen Mountain will open with 41 acres served by the Silver Queen Gondola for uploading and downloading from 9:00 am–3:00 pm for skiers; for those using a sightseeing ticket, the last upload will be at 3:30 pm and the final download at 4:00 pm. The Ajax Express chair will access open runs, including Dipsy Doodle, Silver Bell, Deer Park, and Tortilla Flats.

Snowmass will open with 16 acres of terrain at Elk Camp Meadows beginner’s area. The Elk Camp Gondola will be open for uploading and downloading from 9:00 am–3:30 pm, with the last download at 4:00 pm. The Sky Cab and Meadows chairs and the Magic Carpet will also be open. The Sky Cab gondola will start running at 8:00 am.

Throughout the early season, terrain will continue to open on both Aspen Mountain and Snowmass as conditions allow. Visit Aspen Snowmass for the most up-to-date terrain openings.

Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk are scheduled to open on Saturday, December 9.

“This will be my first opening here at Aspen Snowmass, and I couldn’t be more excited to join the team on kicking things off for another exciting winter season,” said Aspen Skiing Company CEO Geoff Buchheister. “We’ve had a couple of recent storms, and the crews have been working hard making snow and getting the mountains ready for our guests.”

The Sundeck will be open on Aspen Mountain, as well as Elk Camp at Snowmass for dining from 9:15 am–3:30 pm. Ajax Tavern at the base of Aspen Mountain will be open and serving lunch from 11:30 am–4:00 pm.

Lift Tickets & Passes
Ticket offices are currently open at the base of Aspen Mountain, Snowmass Pavilion, and Snowmass Base Village Gondola, seven days a week. Single-day lift ticket walk-up prices are currently $169 for adults and $124 for senior, teen, and child tickets. Season passes are still available for purchase. Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Two Creeks ticket offices will open for the season on Saturday, December 9.

For the easiest pass pickup, download the Aspen Snowmass App and check My Account to access and scan the QR code at one of the pick-up boxes located at the base of Aspen Mountain and Snowmass.

Rental & Retail
Equipment rentals and purchases can be made at Four Mountain Sports, at the base of Aspen Mountain, and at the Snowmass Base Village, Snowmass Mall Outlet, and new Snowmass Mall Guest Services locations, all of which will be open from 8:00 am–6:00 pm. The newly opened Snowmass Mall Guest Services will include boot fittings, ski lockers, and equipment rentals, and lift tickets will all be available. ASPENX in Aspen’s Gondola Plaza will also be open from 8:00 am–5:00 pm.

Ski & Snowboard School
Ski and snowboard lessons will be available for booking at both Aspen Mountain and Snowmass. Visit Aspen Snowmass for more information.

Uphilling is permitted on Aspen Mountain and Snowmass for those with an uphill pass, uphill strap, and a 2023–24 sticker, which can be picked up at any ticket office. Uphilling is not allowed during operating hours on Aspen Mountain. Uphillers should adhere to all regulations on each mountain, be aware of early season conditions, and yield to on-snow vehicles and snowmaking equipment and hoses. Before you head out for the day, view Uphill Status and route information in the Aspen Snowmass app.

Aspen Snowmass App & Push Notifications
New for the 2023–24 winter season, stay in the know and on-the-go with push notifications through the Aspen Snowmass app. Enable push notifications for morning powder alerts, important mountain updates, and information about special on-mountain happenings. Enable tracking for the best experience and to enjoy enhanced daily and season-long stats, including vertical feet, bowl laps, mileage, top trails, lifts taken, and more.