After a less than wet fall, Aspen/Snowmass got a quick two feet of snow over the course of the past week and got the resorts open to snowy conditions. Aspen Mountain now has Copper Bowl, Seibert's, Back of Bell, Upper North Star, the Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Express and Gent's Ridge all open.
Snowmass has the Village Express lift operating from top-to-bottom and the Sam's Knob Lift open, as well as terrain in the Max Park, Lunchline and Dawdler areas. The Elk Camp Gondola, Meadows and Village Express lifts will also be turning soon and two more on-mountain restaurants, Sam's Coffeehouse and Ullrhof, also just opened at Snowmass.
There’s more snow in the forecast to look forward to, as well.
"Between all the fresh powder and optimal snowmaking temperatures, we’re anticipating additional terrain openings at Aspen Mountain and Snowmass later this week," Aspen/Snowmass said in a press release.
Aspen Mountain currently has 245 acres open, 24 of 76 trails and a 14-inch base. The breakdown is 57 percent intermediate, 27 percent advanced. The mountain is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
One day lift tickets are currently $99 for Adults (18-64), and $60 for Children/Teens (7-17) and Seniors (65+) and if you get one, you will notice the Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Skiing Company have continued their longstanding lift pass collaboration for the 2016-2017 ski season setting Aspen apart as a unique cultural/recreational destination. In celebration of this groundbreaking partnership, the latest edition features the artwork of renowned contemporary artist Laura Owens, with 11 unique, standalone images for the 2016-2017 ski season lift ticket commission. Born in Ohio in 1970, Owens is recognized for her distinctive abstract and almost historical style—in this series using flat stylistic characterstics of Pop Art while simultaneously incorporating a vintage still life, reminding us of the power of art to pose questions and challenge assumptions.