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Aspen Mountain to open early for skiing on Nov. 16-17

November 10, 2013, 1:48 pm

Aspen Mountain will open for the weekend of Nov. 16-17, 12 days earlier than the scheduled opening on Thanksgiving Day. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will be open daily for the season starting on Saturday, Nov. 23, five days before the scheduled opening.

Aspen opening early

Aspen Mountain will open early for skiing on Nov. 16-17 (Aspen Skiing photo).

Early season snow and cold temperatures have allowed crews to work around the clock and get the mountains ready. Aspen Mountain will open with top-to-bottom skiing down both the Spar Gulch and Copper Bowl sides of the mountain.

Skiers and riders will be able to access more than 200 acres of terrain, 3,267 feet of vertical on an 18 inch base. The Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express Chair will be open as will the Sundeck and Ajax Tavern. Specific information on runs and additional lifts will be announced later this week.

All season passes will be valid as they would be in the regular season. Today is the last day to buy your Aspen/Snowmass Classic Pass. Additional pricing information will be announced later this week and prior to opening.

Thanksgiving weekend will be packed with events, including the Thanksjibbing rail jam at Snowmass Base Village on Friday, Nov. 29 and the first Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert of the season featuring Elephant Revival on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the base of Aspen Mountain.

For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, call (800) 525-6200 or (970) 925-1220 or visit the company’s website at


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