*** 2021-2022 Aspen Ski Season Approaches ***
It’s almost that time of year. Snowflakes and wintery conditions are on their way as Aspen ski season fast approaches! For those of you who make annual trips out here for the winter sports, Thanksgiving is more than just a holiday; it’s a sign that ski season has officially arrived! Pack your warmest layers, strap on your snow boots, and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.
Aspen Ski Season Opening Dates
The mountains owned by Aspen Skiing Company (Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk) will start opening on Thanksgiving, with opening dates scheduled into December. Lift tickets and passes are transferrable across all four mountains. We compiled a calendar of opening dates in Aspen so that you can start planning the ultimate winter getaway with ease!
Aspen Mountain Opening Day | November 25, 2021
Aspen Mountain, known as “Ajax” by locals, will open on Thanksgiving Day 2021. The mountain is accessible by the Silver Queen Gondola, which starts in downtown Aspen. Absorb breathtaking views from inside the Sundeck at the top of the gondola or from Bonnie’s Restaurant below the Ajax Express.
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Snowmass Opening Day | November 25, 2021
With over 3,300 acres of skiable terrain, Snowmass is the largest of the four Aspen mountains. The mountain is located approximately 15 miles from downtown Aspen in Snowmass Village, a town with abundant dining options and fun winter activities.
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Aspen Highlands Opening Day | December 11, 2021
Important Disclaimer: The Highland Bowl is for very experienced skiers ONLY.
Aspen Highlands is located a few miles west of downtown Aspen, toward the Maroon Bells. Highlands is known for both its steep terrain and lively social scene. “Feel the burn” hiking the off-piste Highland Bowl, and then celebrate the accomplishment at the famous Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro.
Buttermilk Opening Day | December 11, 2021
Buttermilk is a family-friendly mountain situated just a few miles northwest of Aspen. It is most famous for its terrain parks, which host the Winter X Games annually. If you’re bringing the kids along, then you’ll definitely want to consider a visit to this mountain.
Make the Most of Aspen Ski Season When You Stay With Us
With Aspen’s ski season-opening dates in mind, it’s time to start planning your winter vacation. Aspen Signature Properties’ selection of high-end vacation rentals set the scene for an unforgettable ski trip. Whether you want to stay in Aspen’s downtown core or in a luxury ski-in/ski-out rental, you can rest assured that your experience will exceed expectations when you stay with us.
We even offer full concierge services to handle your every request. Let our local and knowledgeable brokers assist you with all the services associated with planning your vacation in one of our luxury residences.
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