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Snowmass opens for skiing with more than 500 acres

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November 28, 2014, 10:55 am
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Snowmass is now open for the season (Aspen Skiing photo).

Snowmass opened on Thanksgiving Day with more than 500 acres of skiable terrain, joining Aspen Mountain, which opened five days ahead of schedule on Saturday. Conditions are excellent after consistent early-season snowfall that began Nov. 10.

Snowmass opened the Burn wall-to-wall, Sam’s Knob, Upper Campground terrain and six lifts: Elk Camp Gondola, Meadows, Village Express, Big Burn, Sky Cab and Sam’s Knob. The Elk Meadows learning area also opened. A mini-terrain park opened at Water Plants Flats with a mix of 15 boxes, rails and urban jib.

Aspen Mountain also added more terrain to the mix as Copper gulch opened Thursday with an additional 150-200 acres.

Single-day lift tickets are $104 for adults, $95 for teens (13-17) and seniors (65+) and $70 for children (7-12). All age groups save by purchasing multi-day tickets – $10 per day savings on 2- and 3-day tickets and $20 per day savings on tickets of 4 days or more. Lift tickets are valid at both Snowmass and Aspen Mountain.  As always children six and under ski for free.

Also taking place Thanksgiving weekend is the 2014 Audi FIS Ski World Cup at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational races, November 29-30, bringing the world’s fastest women skiers to Aspen Mountain.

The giant slalom will kick-off the event on Saturday and the Slalom will be on Sunday.  Reel Big Fish will play the first Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert of the season at the Upper Gondola Plaza of Aspen Mountain on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. followed by a fireworks extravaganza  at 8:15 p.m. over Aspen Mountain.

For more information visit: http://www.aspensnowmass.com/events-and-activities/events/aspen-winternational.

A few inches of new snow is possible Sunday night into Monday, according to Opensnow.com, with another shot of snow Thursday of next week.

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