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Go Play: Aspen Mountain to open Saturday

Early season snowfall means Aspen Mountain will open ahead of schedule Saturday.
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Abundant early season snowfall has prompted Aspen Skiing Co. to open Aspen Mountain ahead of schedule on Saturday.

Skico announced today that Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express will be open, giving skiers and snowboarders access to 120 acres of terrain. A recent storm brought more than 21 inches to Aspen Mountain, which will offer top-to-bottom skiing.

“We aim to open and bring skiing and riding to the community and our guests as soon as we can,” Skico Chief Operating Officer David Perry said in a statement. “We are a ski town, we have the snow and we are pleased to start spinning the lifts.”

All season passes are valid. Daily lift tickets from Saturday through No. 26 are $79 for adults, $73 for teens (13-17) and seniors (65-69), and $59 for children (7-12). Children six and under ski for free. A special rate will be extended to passholders from other resorts. Skiers and riders can present a valid pass from any other resort and receive the discounted rates of $55 for adults, $51 for teens (13-17) and seniors (65-69), and $41 for children (7-12).

Guests and locals are encouraged to pick up season passes early to avoid lines. The Aspen Mountain Ticket Office is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Friday and from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. beginning Saturday. The Two Creeks Ticket office is open seven days a week from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. If a season pass was renewed online or by phone, guests can proceed directly to the lift using their Aspen (RF) card from last season. All Chamber vouchers must be redeemed in person at the ticket office.

Snowmass will open as scheduled on Nov. 27.

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