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Aspen Mountain to Open with Skiing and Riding Memorial Day Weekend

What a day! Aspen mountain is expected to open for summer operations on Memorial Day weekend for mountain biking AND SKIING! This comes after an amazing snowfall season keeping several feet of snow still covering many of the slopes.


Aspen Mountain will open for summer operations Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27 with skiing and riding. In addition to opening 130 acres of skiable terrain, Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of Aspen Mountain’s summer operations with access to sightseeing and food/beverage options at the Sundeck restaurant.

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There will be a live DJ outside on the deck Saturday and Sunday. The Silver Queen Gondola will operate from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for sightseeing and the Ajax Express chairlift will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for laps on Aspen Mountain’s upper blue runs as well as black runs such as Summit and Blondie’s. Everyone will be required to download on the gondola. 


For those skiing and riding, lift tickets are $54 a day. Sightseers pay $27 for a 1-ride ticket or $32 for a weekend ticket providing unlimited rides Saturday through Monday. Children under three are free. Aspen Snowmass Premier passes as well as six and under passes provide free access for both skiing/riding and sightseeing.  Discounted pricing for Flex, Double Flex, Classic, Club Escape, School, AVSC, Ikon and Mountain Collective passholders is $27 for skiing/riding, $13 for a 1-ride sightseeing ticket and $16 for a weekend sightseeing ticket. Four Mountain Sports will be open for rental and retail. For more information please call 970-923-1227 or visit


So not only will you be able to shred down your favorite blues and blacks at Aspen, but you’ll also be able to ride your bike, drink some great drinks and eat some amazing food! Be sure to send all of your fun family photos and videos to us as Colorado Ski Country USA on all of our social media platforms and have a great and safe weekend!