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Snowmass Opens Thanksgiving Day with 570 Acres of Terrain


Snowmass will open for daily operations on 20 trails across 570 acres of terrain Thursday, Nov. 22.

Open terrain will include The Big Burn, Max Park, Powerline Glades, Sneaky’s Glades, Lunch line, Upper Scooper and Lower Hals to the bottom of Village Express. Elk Camp chair will provide access to Bull Run, Grey Wolf, Sandy Park, Bear Bottom, Gunner’s View and the Elk Camp Meadows Beginner area. Terrain will be accessed by the following chairlifts: Village Express, Sam’s Knob, Big Burn, Elk Camp Gondola, Elk Camp Lift, Meadows Lift, Sky Cab, Meadows Carpet and Treehouse Carpet.

“With over 500 acres of terrain open we are bound to have a great holiday weekend on the hill,” says Katie Ertl, senior vice president of mountain operations. “And with more snow in the forecast for opening day and later this week we will continue to open more terrain as conditions improve.”

Elk Camp restaurant and Sam’s Smokehouse will be open for the season, and Up 4 Pizza will be open Thursday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 25 until daily operations begin Dec. 6.

The Breathtaker Alpine Coaster will be up-and-running for daily sessions.

Beginning Nov. 22, through Dec. 14, lift tickets are $139 per day for adults and $92 for children, teens and seniors. Partial-day tickets for adults are $93 and $61 for children, teens and seniors. Children six and under ski for free. 

Ticket offices are currently open at the base of Aspen Mountain and at the Snowmass Base Village Gondola ticket office. The Snowmass Pavilion, the Snowmass Two Creeks and the Snowmass Treehouse ticket offices will open Nov. 22.

The new 4,400 square-foot Four Mountain Sports store located in Snowmass Base Village will debut with ski and snowboard rentals as well as retail clothing and accessories. The Four Mountain Sports retail store adjacent to the Elk Camp gondola as well as the Four Mountain Sports/D&E store on the Snowmass Mall will also be open.

For skiers and riders looking to take a lesson at Snowmass, the Ski & Snowboard Schools will be offering children’s group lessons (all ages and abilities), adult group lessons (all abilities) and private lessons as well as childcare out of the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center.

Snowmass operations will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk are scheduled to open Saturday, Dec. 8.