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Mountain Opening Days and Winter Improvements in Aspen Snowmass


What to Know for Ski Season in Aspen Snowmass 

Are you ready for cruising groomers, fresh mountain air, Bowl laps, and apres ski? So are we! We’ve rounded up our 2018-2019 Aspen Snowmass mountain opening days, as well as some new updates and improvements you can expect to see around the mountains and towns this winter. 

SKI Magazine’s 2019 Resort of the Year: Best of the West

First of all, if you haven’t heard yet, SKI Magazine recently named Aspen Snowmass the 2019 Best of the West in their resort guide! With four mountains of varying personality and challenge, a world-class ski school, infamous nightlife, unbeatable events, and a mountain town like none other, we couldn’t agree more.
Come see what all the fuss is about. Start planning your Aspen Snowmass vacation and ski the best in the west this season!

Aspen Mountain

When does Aspen Mountain open this year? Aspen Mountain is opening early on Saturday, November 17, 2018 with top to bottom skiing! Lifts open will be: Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Express (open for the season), The Nell and Bell Chairs (open for the weekend).

2018-2019 Aspen Mountain Updates and Improvements

Top-to-bottom snowmaking on Aspen Mountain - Aspen Mountain is going through the approval process for the proposed Pandora’s Expansion that will increase snowmaking capabilities, expand terrain, and add a new chairlift. The plan would result in top-to-bottom snowmaking.
Season Updates and Snowmass Opening


When does Snowmass open for the season? November 22, 2018 is set as the first day of skiing and riding on Snowmass. 

2018-2019 Snowmass Updates and Improvements

New Limelight Hotel Snowmass - The ski-in/ski-out Limelight Hotel Snowmass will be opening its doors, 99 hotel room doors to be exact, for reservations beginning in January 2019. The hotel will feature a new restaurant, lounge area, children’s game area, and the tallest indoor, rock-realistic climbing wall in Colorado. Book your stay today.
Snowmass Mountain Club - Join the newest club in town, the Snowmass Mountain Club, which is offering just 228 private memberships. Enjoy private parking, ski-in access, and admittance to the hotel’s fitness facilities and hot tubs.
Snowmass Base Village Grand Opening Celebration - Snowmass Base Village has been undergoing a $600 million mountain-resort development, the largest under construction in North America. Head to the grand opening celebration on December 15 for live music, food, drinks, and giveaways! 
Buttermilk Mountain Updates and Opening


What day does Buttermilk open for 2018-2019? Get yourself and the kids ready for December 8, 2018!

2018-2019 Buttermilk Updates and Improvements

New Fort Frog - A new wooden, frontier-style Fort Frog is under construction in the woods of Buttermilk. Debuting this winter, the kid’s play structure will include lookout towers, a jail, a swinging bridge, a snowball launcher, a turbo twister slide and more. 
Mountain Opening and Updates at Aspen Highlands

Aspen Highlands

When does Aspen Highlands open for the season? Savvy skiers get ready. Aspen Highlands is OPENING EARLY on December 1, 2018. Open terrain will even include portions of Highland Bowl on the G-Zone side!

2018-2019 Aspen Highlands Updates and Improvements

Aspen Highlands (and Buttermilk) turn 60! - Happy 60th birthday to these two iconic mountains! Join us in celebrating with $60/day lift tickets when you book lodging! Buy a minimum of 2 days, get $60/day Aspen Snowmass lift tickets for early ski season. Package must be booked with lodging through Stay Aspen Snowmass.
Learn more about all of the new happenings around our mountains

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