Aspen Mountain to Open with Skiing and Riding Memorial Day Weekend

Aspen Mountain to Open with Skiing and Riding Memorial Day Weekend

Aspen Mountain will open for summer operations Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27 with skiing and riding. In addition to opening 130 acres of skiable terrain, Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of Aspen Mountain’s summer operations with access to sightseeing and food/beverage options at the Sundeck restaurant. There will be a live DJ outside on the deck Saturday and Sunday.

Aspen Mountain to Open with Skiing and Riding Memorial Day Weekend. Photo: Aspen Skiing Company.
Aspen Mountain to Open with Skiing and Riding Memorial Day Weekend. Photo: Aspen Skiing Company.

The Silver Queen Gondola will operate from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for sightseeing and the Ajax Express chairlift will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for laps on Aspen Mountain’s upper blue runs as well as black runs such as Summit and Blondie’s. Everyone will be required to download on the gondola.

“With a pleasant dropping of additional snow in the last couple weeks, we are excited to kick-off Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer operations with skiing/riding on Aspen Mountain,” says Katie Ertl, senior vice president of mountain operations, Aspen Skiing Company. “The weekend will offer classic conditions for a Colorado multi-sport weekend with town green and the mountain painted white.”

For those skiing and riding, lift tickets are $54 a day. Sightseers pay $27 for a 1-ride ticket, or $32 for a weekend ticket providing unlimited rides Saturday through Monday. Children under three are free. Aspen Snowmass Premier passes as well as six and under passes provide free access for both skiing/riding and sightseeing.  Discounted pricing for Flex, Double Flex, Classic, Club Escape, School, AVSC, Ikon and Mountain Collective passholders is $27 for skiing/riding, $13 for a 1-ride sightseeing ticket and $16 for a weekend sightseeing ticket. Four Mountain Sports will be open for rental and retail. For more information please call 970-923-1227 or visit https://www.aspensnowmass.com/our-mountains/aspen-mountain/summer.

The Limelight Aspen will offer a Colorado resident rate of $199 based on availability. For more information visit https://www.limelighthotels.com/aspen.

www.Mattpowerphotography.com January 21 2015. Aspen Mountain to Open with Skiing and Riding Memorial Day Weekend.
www.Mattpowerphotography.com January 21 2015. Aspen Mountain to Open with Skiing and Riding Memorial Day Weekend.

For more information about Aspen Snowmass, visit www.aspensnowmass.com or call (800) 525-6200. Follow Aspen Snowmass @aspensnowmass on Twitter and Instagram, @Aspen_Snowmass, or at www.facebook.com/aspensnowmass

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Aspen Mountain to Open with Skiing and Riding Memorial Day Weekend. Photo: Aspen Skiing Company.
Aspen Mountain to Open with Skiing and Riding Memorial Day Weekend. Photo: Aspen Skiing Company.

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