Aspen Mountain opens this weekend for summer operations and thanks to a very snowy late season, they will have lift serviced skiing and riding at the top of the mountain. Hopefully you haven't packed away your winter gear, because this is a weekend not to be missed.
The Silver Queen Gondola will run for regular summer hours from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and the Ajax Express Chair will spin from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for skiing and snowboarding.
Almost 90 acres of terrain will be open for skiing and riding, including: Silver Bell, Pussyfoot, Silver Dip, Blondie's, Dipsy Doodle, Dipsy Headwall, Summit, Buckhorn, Pumphouse, Tourtellote Park and North American.
The Sundeck will be open, as well as Ajax Tavern.
Ticket Information: Regular summer rates will be in effect for sightseeing tickets. Premier, Premier Silver and 6-and-under passholders always ride free in the summer with their 2012-13 winter passes.
All other Aspen/Snowmass passholders pay a discounted rate. For skiing and riding; adult, senior and youth passholders (age 13 and up) pay $18 and child season passholders (age 4-12) pay $9.
Skiing/riding tickets for non-passholders will be $36 per day for ages 13 and up, and $18 for ages 3-12.
Tickets will be sold at the Aspen Mountain ticket kiosk on Gondola Plaza from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.aspensnowmass.com and over the phone by calling 970-923-1227.
Ski & Snowboard Rentals: Four-Mountain Sports, located at 520 E Durant Street, will be renting skis and snowboards for $29/day and will be open for rentals from 9 am to 6 pm In addition, enjoy the spring season by renting skis and a bike on the same day for just $50*.