Come and get your opening day details!

Snowmass and Aspen Mountain are opening this Thursday (November 22) at 9:00AM! Here’s the skinny on what’s going to be open, where you can park, what awesome events we have going on, and all sorts of other little details that you need to be in the loop on. We hope to see you out on the mountains this weekend.

The Elk Camp Gondola, Meadows Chair, and Sky Cab join the Village Express (to mid-station) accessing Dawdler, Upper Scooper, Lower Hal’s and Fanny Hill.  The Meadows Beginner Area has wall-to-wall snow and the all-new Elk Camp restaurant debuts with a rotisserie, an amazing salad bar and fresh local offerings.  The Treehouse Kids Adventure Center  and the Ski & Snowboard School is offering lessons on the terrain we have open.  Good news jibbers, we’ll have half a dozen urban hits and features on skier’s left of Dawdler.

To view the Snowmass trail map, click here.

  • The Base Village parking garage at Snowmass is FREE through the holiday weekend.
  • Foot passengers may ride the Elk Camp Gondola for FREE on Thursday, November 22. On Friday-Sunday we are offering a 2-for-1 special on foot passenger tickets.

We’re a storm away from top to bottom skiing, so we’ll have an old school (pre-1986) opening with the Little Nell and Bell Mountain Chairs accessing Deer Park, Spar and Little Nell. The Silver Queen Gondola will run for foot passengers and The Sundeck opens for the season. The Ajax Tavern is open as well, so you can enjoy the sunshine and people watching on two great decks. It will be a perfect weekend to watch the races at the base of 1A on Aspen Mountain.

To view the Aspen Mountain trail map, click here.

  • Foot passengers may ride the Silver Queen Gondola for FREE on Thursday, November 22. On Friday-Sunday we are offering a 2-for-1 special on foot passenger tickets.

The world’s fastest women skiers will once again take Aspen Mountain by storm over Thanksgiving weekend.  Spectators near and far are invited to the base of Lift 1A on Aspen Mountain to enjoy prime viewing of the finish line from the grandstands. Live television coverage by NBC and Versus will capture the excitement that embodies World Cup racing.  Plum TV will also be broadcasting all the races live!!  The weekend includes the first Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series of the season.  Both events are FREE and open to the public!

For more information about Aspen Winternational, head over to the event page on

Dallas-based psychobilly trio, Reverend Horton Heat, will inaugurate this season’s Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series at the base of Aspen Mountain on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The concert will be followed by the Giant Slalom awards and a fireworks show over Aspen Mountain.

The Reverend built a strong cult following during the ’90s through constant touring, manic showmanship, and a twisted sense of humor. Known for the popular songs “Eat Steak,” “Bad Reputation,” and “Love Whip,” Reverend Horton Heat will bring their high-energy and infectious sounds to the base of Aspen Mountain. 

The Bud Light beer garden will be open and additional specials will be offered at the base of the Silver Queen Gondola during the show.

Remember, foot passengers are free on Thursday, November 22 on the Elk Camp Gondola at Snowmass and Silver Queen Gondola at Aspen Mountain.


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