Aspen/Snowmass, CO., March 30, 2010 – Aspen Skiing Company announced today that it will extend the season at Aspen Mountain on weekends through April 25. Consistent snowfall and cold temperatures have given the resort excellent coverage and the deepest base depths so far this season. Aspen Mountain will open for the weekends of April 17-18 and 24-25.
“We’re excited to offer our third straight extended season,” said Rich Burkley, vice president mountain operations, Aspen Skiing Company. “We’ve got great snow right now and will open as much terrain as we can. Who knows, they could even be the biggest powder days of the season based on recent storms.”
Specific lift and terrain openings will be announced prior to the weekend openings dependent on weather and conditions. Lifts will be run from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The Sundeck will fire up the grill and host a band each day and additional activities are being planned.
All Aspen/Snowmass season passes are valid as they are during the regular season. Flex Passes are valid for one day each weekend. Additional days for Flex, Classic and Escape Passholders are $19. Adult tickets will be $39 per day, youth and seniors will pay $29 and children’s tickets will be $19. As always children six and under ski for free. Current season passholders from any other resort will pay just $29 for their lift ticket.
Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk will close on April 4. Snowmass and Aspen Mountain will close on April 11 and Aspen Mountain will reopen on the weekends of April 17-18 and 24-25.