This is no prank.
If you’ve already relegated your skis or board to the closet, or attic, it’s time to dust em’ off for one more ride. Aspen/Snowmass is really opening for Memorial Day skiing! In fact, it’ll be open the whole weekend, Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27, 2013.
The resort announced its surprise opening yesterday, Monday, May 20, citing that the heavy late season snowstorms brought enough snow to re-open about 90 acres of skiing on the top half of Aspen Mountain. The Silver Queen Gondola will begin running at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Lift tickets are free for Aspen/Snowmass Premier, Premier Silver and 6-and-under passholders, all other passholders can purchase discounted tickets at $18 per and non-passholders can ski and ride for only $36 per day.
Skiers and riders can lap Chair 3, Ajax Express, until 2 p.m., or download on the Silver Queen anytime up until 4:30 p.m.
The Sun Deck dining will be open, including the bar. Ajax Tavern will also be open for dining and apres-ski.
Plus, it’s shaping up to be a gorgeous weekend, perfect for Memorial Day skiing. So, don’t shy away from jean shorts, and be sure to work on your goggle tan.
Book your last minute Aspen/Snowmass Memorial Day skiing getaway.
Originally from the icy trails of New Jersey, I moved West to pursue powder and a career in writing and editing. Now in Aspen, Colo. and working for Ski.com managing the website and blog content, I couldn't be happier. You'll find me skiing at Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands in the winter and mountain biking at Snowmass in the summer.