Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.

Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.

Great news as Aspen and Snowmass are opening for the Summer Season. Aspen Mountain will open on June 12, while Snowmass will do so on June 21. Camp Snowmass will open on June 15.
 
A family hiking under the Silver Queen Gondola in Aspen. Photo: Aspen Skiing Company. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
A family hiking under the Silver Queen Gondola in Aspen. Photo: Aspen Skiing Company. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
Aspen is in my heart as I was lucky enough to live there for a while. Beautiful town, lovely people and amazing views. There is lots going on to keep you busy! This summer new policies and operating guidelines will be in place to protect guests. And also protect employees.

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What will open in Aspen Snowmass for the summer

There will be opportunities of sightseeing, riding gondolas, hiking and mountain biking. Or you can ride the mountain coaster. You can choose to be as active or lazy as you want. By seating and staring at the mountains, you can forget about daily chores!
The Lost Forest mountain coaster. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
The Lost Forest mountain coaster. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
On June 12, the Silver Queen gondola will start running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to go up Aspen Mountain. There you will have a chance to do some sightseeing, play disc golf or hike. You can take a nature program offered by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Or ride up the cablecar to take your kids to play at the children’s play area. Going up and down the gondola is a great day out, at least for my kids!
Some food and beverage services will be available, all with strict social distancing. The operations on Aspen Mountain will run daily till September 7 and then on weekends till October 4.
Snowmass will open on June 21. Both Elk Camp Gondola and Elk Camp chairlift will be in operation. Also the adventures in the Lost Forest for the whole family. They include:
  • the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster,
  • the Treeline Trial Challenge Course and
  • the Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall.
Sept 12 2019. TOSV E-Bike shoot. Brush Creek Bike Path @mattpower. A bike ride with beautiful views. Photo: Aspen Skiing Company. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
Sept 12 2019. TOSV E-Bike shoot. Brush Creek Bike Path @mattpower. A bike ride with beautiful views. Photo: Aspen Skiing Company. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
If conditions permit, the trails in the Snowmass Bike Park will open. This as well as the hiking trails. There will be also some food and beverage open.
The gondola will work from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. and the Elk Camp Chairlift from 10.30 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Snowmass will operate until September 7 and weekends till October 4.
A hot-air balloon on top of the skyline. Photo: Aspen Skiing Company. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
A hot-air balloon on top of the skyline. Photo: Aspen Skiing Company. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
The resort asks you to buy all summer activities online 72 hours in advance. You will receive your tickets at your hotel. Summer activities will be online starting June 10.
Passholder Week will spread to the entire summer. Those eligible 2019-20 Aspen Snowmass passholders will receive the following:
  • 1 free Lost Forest Base access
  • 50% off one Lost Forest Treeline ticket
  • 50% of one full-day downhill bike rental
  • 50% of one Intro to Downhill Clinic
  • 50% off one Downhill Skills Clinic
To read more about the new protocols and procedures in the resort, check this link. www.aspensnowmass.com/changes.
A family enjoying the great outdoors. Photo: Aspen Skiing Company. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
A family enjoying the great outdoors. Photo: Aspen Skiing Company. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.

Where to Stay in Aspen Snowmass

Stay at this amazing house with pond if you have a big family travelling with you or group of friends.
If you want to splash your pay-check, this is the pad to rent. With five double beds, amazing décor and views to the river, mountains and pond, this is a spectacular spot!
The exterior of the house. Book your stay at this riverfront house in Aspen here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
The exterior of the house. Book your stay at this riverfront house in Aspen here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
The interior of the riverfront house. Book your stay at this riverfront house in Aspen here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
The interior of the riverfront house. Book your stay at this riverfront house in Aspen here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
The living area on the riverfront house in Aspen. Book your stay at this house in Aspen here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
The living area on the riverfront house in Aspen. Book your stay at this house in Aspen here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
One of the bedrooms at this riverfront property in Aspen. Book your stay in this house in Aspen here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
One of the bedrooms at this riverfront property in Aspen. Book your stay in this house in Aspen here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
For a more normal stay in a hotel, I would definitely recommend the St Regis. Right in the middle of town, at the base of Aspen Mountain. The St Regis is a beautiful hotel with all services you can expect of the St Regis chain.
It has different restaurants and bars- in the summer the pool bar opens. I had the luck to stay there when I was pretty young , thanks to my boss inviting to stay with her. I was chaperoning a group of Brazilian kids studying English and skiing in Aspen. You can imagine how much studying there was! When she offered me to stay in her room as she had two beds, I jumped at the idea! The next day I received a fax telling me off for leaving the teenagers alone in their lodge… Yikes!
At the time I was working at Skico, I remember its furnishings were all done by Ralph Lauren and costed a bomb! But they were very tasteful, I have to say.
Exterior of the St Regis in Aspen, on the base of Aspen Mountain. Book your stay at the St Regis here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
Exterior of the St Regis in Aspen, on the base of Aspen Mountain. Book your stay at the St Regis here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
A room at the St Regis in Aspen. Book your stay at the St Regis in Aspen here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
A room at the St Regis in Aspen. Book your stay at the St Regis in Aspen here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
The bar in the St Regis. Book your stay at the St Regis in Aspen here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
The bar in the St Regis. Book your stay at the St Regis in Aspen here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
The outside of the pool at the St Regis in Aspen. Book your stay at the St Regis here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
The outside of the pool at the St Regis in Aspen. Book your stay at the St Regis here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
A favourite for a long time, people that come, keep on coming. Great condominiums well placed near the base of Aspen Mountain. What I like of these condominiums is that they are 5′ walk from the lifts.
The condominiums have proper kitchens and fireplaces.. There are outside pools, tennis courts, and a fitness center. Also a bar serves breakfast and lunch and some cocktails.
One of the pools at the Gant. Book yor stay at the Gant here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
One of the pools at the Gant. Book your stay at the Gant here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
One of the condominiums at the Gant. Book your stay at the Gant here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
One of the condominiums at the Gant. Book your stay at the Gant here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
A room in a condominium at the Gant. Book your stay at the Gant here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
A room in a condominium at the Gant. Book your stay at the Gant here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
Another condominium at the Gant. Depending of their owner, is their decoration. Book your stay at the Gant here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
Another condominium at the Gant. Depending of their owner, is their decoration. Book your stay at the Gant here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
The deli/cafeteria at the Gant. Book your stay at the Gant here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
The deli/cafeteria at the Gant. Book your stay at the Gant here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
These are a series of condominiums in the top of Snowmass Village, surrounded by forests. When I used to work for Skico, many moons ago, these were my favourite. All condominiums have different décor, depending their owners. But I’ve thought they were all lovely decorated.
The property has an outside heated pool, two hot tubs and a fitness centre. Properties have fireplaces, fully-equipped kitchens and balconies.
An apartment at Top of the Village in Snowmass. Book your stay at Top of the Village here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
An apartment at Top of the Village in Snowmass. Book your stay at Top of the Village here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
A room at Top of the Village in Snowmass. Book your stay at Top of the Village here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
A room at Top of the Village in Snowmass. Book your stay at Top of the Village here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
Another apartment at Top of the Village. Book your stay at Top of the Village in Snowmass here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
Another apartment at Top of the Village. Book your stay at Top of the Village in Snowmass here. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season.
For more information about Aspen Snowmass, visit www.aspensnowmass.com

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Featured Image: A family enjoying the outdoors in Aspen Mountain. Copyright: Aspen Skiing Company. Aspen Snowmass is opening for the Summer Season. 

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