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Aspen Highlands Opened on a Powder Day!

December 3, 2018

The Aspen area just got a whole lot better with all three mountains officially opened for the 2018/2019 season!  Aspen Highlands opened the earliest it has since 1992!  Better yet, the “Highlands” opened on a magnificent powder day giving skiers and riders deep snow to wisp through all day long.

What an amazing way to get things started for the season!  More than 2,300 acres of terrain is opened between Aspen, Snowmass and Aspen Highlands.  More powder days are ahead for the Aspen area as snow is in the forecast all week long.  This might be the season to remember as it goes down in the books for early season snowfall.


Photo:  A rider shreds through deep powder during opening weekend.

Take a look at the upcoming events happening this weekend in Aspen.  Consider booking your sweetheart or friend a last minute weekend get-away to come ski early season powder in Aspen while enjoying lively events.  Lodging is just a click away at visitingaspen.com. 

Come join the fun at the Chair 9 Opening Party and the 6th Annual Tree Lighting.  See information from the resort below:

Chair 9 Opening Party - Give a Flake
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 4 PM – 7 PM

“After a day on the slopes, ski into Chair 9 at the base of Aspen Mountain sporting your most stylish snowflake-themed threads for the official opening party from 4-7 pm. This year's theme is Give A Flake, in support of Aspen Snowmass' winter campaign. Show off your dance moves to beats by DJ Dylan and enjoy food + drink specials. Vie for prizes in our Best Dressed Contest, with winnings like gift certificates to wine and dine at The Little Nell plus Chair 9 and Give a Flake swag. Chair 9 is open daily from 3-8 pm.”

6th Annual Tree Lighting
Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 5 PM – 6 PM

“This festive, family-friendly event welcomes guests and the community to the courtyard at The Little Nell from 5–6 pm. Countdown to the exciting tree lighting as you enjoy complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, carolers and photos with Santa Claus. The Aspen Animal Shelter will be on-site once again with “reindeer” pups. New this year - enter a raffle to win our custom gingerbread house display, proceeds benefit the Aspen Animal Shelter.”

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