Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountain will open for the 2014-2015 season this Saturday, Dec. 13, joining nearby Snowmass and Aspen Mountain. With all four peaks up and running, there will be a total of 2,325 acres of open terrain from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Aspen Highlands will be operating 700 acres of terrain including A+, South Castle, Lucky Find, and Hyde Park, all of the Steeplechase runs, most of the upper mountain including Boomerang, Kandahar and Heatherbedlam, all of the mid-mountain blue and green runs as well as Thunderbowl and Jerome Bowl. In addition, Highlands Bowl will be open with access to B-Fore, Steep and Deep, White Kitchen, Be One, Ozone, Full Curl and all of the G Zones except 0 and 1.
As for Buttermilk, top-to-bottom skiing and riding provided by the Summit Express lift will access Savio, No Problem, Ridge, Lover’s Lane, Midway and Columbine. The West Buttermilk Express will also be open from the mid-station accessing Westward Ho, Larkspur and Big Face Hollow.