Aspen to reopen for Memorial Day

Wait, wait, it’s still winter.

Although the Grand Valley swelters in 80-degree temperatures, Aspen Mountain will reopen for skiing and riding on Memorial Day Weekend.

The mountain has a 53-inch snow base on top, and 21 runs and nearly 130 acres of intermediate and advanced terrain will be open.

Skiing and riding will be served by the Ajax Express chairlift from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Uploading and downloading on the Silver Queen Gondola will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for skiers and riders, 4 p.m. for non-skiers.

The last ride down will be 4:30 p.m. for regular summer operations.

The Sundeck restaurant and Ajax Tavern will be open for dining and beverages.

Aspen/Snowmass Premier and 6-and-under pass holders ride free with their 2013-14 winter passes.

All other Aspen/Snowmass pass holders pay a discounted rate of $18. For people without passes, skiing/riding tickets will be $36 per day for ages 13 and up.

Sightseeing tickets will be available at $17 for one ride, or $26 for the Perfect Summer Package, which includes unlimited rides for the three-day weekend, plus a $10 lunch voucher at the Sundeck.

Tickets can be purchased at the Aspen Mountain ticket kiosk, online at http://www.aspensnowmass.com and by calling 970-923-1227.


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