Aspen Snowmass Silver Queen gondola resumes service

Posted By: Selma Al-Faqih on May 26, 2010 10:24 am

The Silver Queen Gondola will resume service to the top of Aspen Mountain this weekend, May 29 – 31, 2010. The Gondola will re-open on weekends until June 18 when daily service for the summer begins.

The Gondola will run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with the last download at 4:30 p.m.

The Sundeck will be open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. offering a full lunch menu including with grilled items, fresh sandwiches, vegetarian dishes, homemade pizza, salads, desserts and beverages.

Dates and Pricing for the Silver Queen Gondola:
Weekend service will run May 29-31, June 5-6, June 12-13, September 11-12, September 18-19, September 25-26 and October 2-3. Daily service will run June 18 – September 6, 2010.

Adult (18-69) $24 $29 $159
Youth (13-17) $14 $19 $99
Child (4-12) $9 $14 $59
Child (3 & under) FREE
Senior (70+) $18 $23 $109
Premier Season Passholder FREE
Adult (18-69) Youth (13-17) Child (4-12) Senior (70+) 6 & Under Season Passholder** $12 $7 $5 $7 FREE $17 $12 $9 $14
Family Package (includes 2 adult and 2 youth/child tickets) $59 $79
Gondola/Maroon Bells Combo*** $26
Souvenir Pass $12

Daily activities from the climbing wall to disc golf will begin on June 18 with a full schedule of Kid’s Activities resuming on June 21.

Bluegrass Sundays
Bluegrass Sundays offer free performances by top bluegrass musicians from Colorado and around the country. Concerts are held from 12 – 3 p.m. on Sundays June 20 – September 5, 2010 (with the exception of one concert on Saturday, July 3). Below is the band line-up:

June 20: The New Families
June 27: Frying Pan Bluegrass Band
July 3: The Two Man Gentlemen Band
July 11: Spring Creek
July 18: Missed the Boat
July 25: Sweet Sunny South
August 1: Defiance Stringband
August 8: Head for the Hills
August 15: The Ackermans
August 22: Blue Canyon Boys
August 29: Flying Dogs
September 5: Loose Cannon Bluegrass

For more information regarding summer activities at Aspen/Snowmass, please call 1-800-525-6200

Bikes are not permitted on the Silver Queen Gondola.

*Purchase a weekly or season pass and receive unlimited rides on the Silver Queen Gondola at Aspen Mountain and Elk Camp Gondola and chairlift at Snowmass, 10% off food at the Sundeck and Elk Camp Café and 20% off bike rentals and Aspen/Snowmass merchandise at Four-Mountain Sports/D&E Ski & Snowboard Shop. Weekly passes are valid for seven days from first use.

**AVSC 6 & Under passholders are not FREE but eligible for a discount.

***Purchase a Gondola/Maroon Bells Combo ticket for the two most popular attractions
in the Roaring Fork Valley – a ride on the Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain or Elk Camp Gondola on Snowmass AND the Maroon Bells Bus Tour. This ticket provides access to the gondola ride and the bus tour (two separate excursions). Tickets can be purchased at the Rubey Park Transit Center on Durant Avenue, the Gondola Ticket Kiosk at the base of Aspen Mountain, the ticket office adjacent to the Elk Camp Gondola at the base of Snowmass and Four-Mountain Sports at the base of Aspen Highlands. Sold alone, Maroon Bells bus tickets are $6 for adults (17-64), $4 for kids (6-16) and seniors (65+), FREE for toddlers (5 and under) and $3 for special Wednesday ticket.
Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well.