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Aspen Mountain to Open Early for Special Preview Weekend – November 14-15

Photo by Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass Photo by Jeremy Swanson, Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Mountain will open for a special preview weekend Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15, twelve days earlier than the scheduled opening on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. Three lifts and more than 100 acres of terrain will greet skiers and snowboarders on opening day. Skiers will upload and download on the Silver Queen Gondola to access the terrain.

The rumors are true, said Rich Burkley, vice president mountain operations, Aspen Skiing Company. Given the recent series of storms, the cold weather and the hard work of the Aspen Mountain crews it should come as no surprise that we are welcoming skiers and riders to the slopes this weekend.

All season passes will be valid as they would be in the regular season. Lift tickets are $59 a day for adults and $39 for children, youth and seniors. Extension days for Classic, Flex, Club Escape and Mountain Collective Passholders are just $29 for Adults and $19 for child, youth, seniors and college students. Sightseeing tickets are $21 adults and $10 for all others.

The Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Express and Gentlemans Ridge chairs will be open as will the Sundeck and Ajax Tavern. The Ski and Snowboard Schools and Four Mountain Sports will be open for business as usual.

Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will be open daily for the season on Saturday, November 21, five days before the scheduled opening. Lifts hours are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.