Aspen Mountain will open for daily operations Saturday, Nov. 17, five days prior to the resort’s scheduled opening date.
Snowmaking operations began Nov. 1 and have continued at a steady pace throughout the last week due to cold temperatures at night. Alongside snowmaking, recent storm cycles have delivered up to 20 inches of new snow on Aspen Snowmass pushing the snowpack above average.
“With above average snowpack and cold temperatures we have been hard at work preparing the mountain and we are excited to open early for the community and our visitors,” says Katie Ertl, senior vice president of mountain operations. “Opening early is always a great way to kick-off the highly anticipated ski and snowboard season.”
Ticket offices are open at the base of Aspen Mountain, at the Snowmass Base Village Gondola and at the Four Mountain Sports downvalley outlet seven-days a week.
Details about lift ticket pricing, terrain, restaurant operations, ski school, and more will be announced in the coming week.
Snowmass is scheduled to open Thursday, Nov 22. Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk are scheduled to open Saturday, Dec. 8.