For those of you looking for a vacation, Aspen Snowmass and several other resorts around the country will be opening for summer operations. This is perfect for folks looking to get a summer vacation in. At Aspen Snowmass, sightseeing and gondola rides, hiking, mountain Biking, mountain coasters and more will be open this summer with new policies and operating guidelines in place to protect the health and welfare of guests and employees.
Aspen Snowmass will open for the summer season with Aspen Mountain opening June 12 and Snowmass opening June 21. All access and activities will take place with strict adherence to state and county guidelines with the health and welfare of guests and employees given top priority. Camp Aspen Snowmass will open June 15.
Aspen Mountain will open Friday, June 12 with the Silver Queen Gondola scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for sightseeing, disc golf, hiking, nature programs with Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and a children’s play area. There will also be food and beverage services available. Daily operations on Aspen Mountain will run until Sept. 7 with operations continuing on weekends, Friday through Sunday, through Oct. 4.
Snowmass will open for the summer June 21 with both the Elk Camp Gondola and Elk Camp Chairlift in operation, as well as most adventures in the Lost Forest including the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, Treeline Trial Challenge Course and Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall. Trails in the Snowmass Bike Park will open as conditions permit. Hiking trails and food and beverage services will also open. Current planned operating hours for the gondola will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Elk Camp chairlift will operate from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Snowmass will also be open until Sept. 7 and weekends through Oct. 4.
“We are excited to be able to open our mountains for the summer and allow people to get outdoors and recreate in a safe environment,” says Katie Ertl, vice president mountain operations, Aspen Snowmass. “We have worked diligently to come up with a plan that meets the guidelines set by state and county authorities and we believe that getting people on to the mountains and providing an opportunity for them to explore will be transformative.”
Passholder Week at Aspen Snowmass, traditionally held in June, will be spread across the entire summer season. All eligible 2019-20 Aspen Snowmass passholders will receive one free Bike Park Ticket, one Free Lost Forest Base access, 50 percent off one Lost Forest Treeline Ticket, 50 percent off one Full-Day Downhill Bike Rental, 50 percent off one Intro to Downhill Clinic and 50 percent off one Downhill Skills Clinic. To help maintain adequate social distancing and mitigate ticket office congestion, all summer activities can be purchased online ahead of time whether a guest is at home or in resort. Purchase at least 72 hours in advance and tickets can be delivered to the guest’s hotel. Summer activities will be available online beginning June 10. With the rapidly evolving Covid-19 epidemic and response, all summer operations are subject to change. For the latest details and updates, visit www.aspensnowmass.com/safety/announcements. For a comprehensive list of new procedures and protocol, visit www.aspensnowmass.com/changes.
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