Patrick Thorne

25 May 17

Aspen Mountain To Re-Open for Final Weekend of May

Patrick Thorne

25 May 17

Aspen Mountain has announced it will be re-opening its ski slopes this weekend for the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the US.

It re-joins half-a-dozen US ski areas which are still operating their 2016-17 ski seasons.

Two ski areas now part-owned by Aspen, Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley in California have already announced plans to stay open until July (and longer in Squaw’s case).

Fellow Colorado resort Arapahoe Basin is still open and will stay open at least to the first weekend in June, there’s also near year-round skiing at Timberline in Oregon.

Other still-open US resorts include Mt Bachelor in Oregon, Mt Rose in California, Snowbird in Utah and Killington in Vermont, all of which have stayed open for the coming weekend and look set to close after six month plus ski seasons on Tuesday.

Besides these Copper in Colorado aims to open some terrain in the summer thanks top snow farming, Boreal in California uses an all-weather snow making machine and Mt Bachelor in Oregon says it will reopen in July after closing this weekend due to its snow depth remaining from last winter.

Aspen’s Silver Queen Gondola will run from 10am to 4pm daily accessing the Ajax Express lift which will run until 2pm each day accessing 160 acres of intermediate to advanced rated blue and black runs.

The resort received 45cm of fresh snow last week on its slopes, which have been closed for a month and says it may open for further weekends in to June, but will decide whether to next week.