Last week’s monster storm dropped more than 21 inches on Aspen Mountain, and cold temps kept snow guns blazing throughout the weekend. All this early snow means one thing: an early opening for Aspen Mountain!

On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express will start shuttling skiers and snowboarders up Aspen Mountain for top-to-bottom skiing and riding across 120 acres. The Sundeck and Ajax Tavern will be open for food and drink as well. In preparation for the 2014 Audi FIS World Cup races under Lift 1A (Nov. 29 – 30), the west side of the mountain will remained closed this week.

Stay tuned for more terrain openings and photos/videos from Aspen Snowmass’s early opening day!

Aspen Snowmass Early Snow Photos

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