Sunset Skiing Has Arrived In Aspen/Snowmass

March 16th, 2011 by

SUNSET SKIING HAS ARRIVED IN ASPEN/SNOWMASS

Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., March 16, 2011 – With the additional hours of spring daylight, Aspen/Snowmass is offering Sunset Skiing starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 17 at Buttermilk.

On a handful of days this spring, Aspen/Snowmass will keep one of the four mountains open after regular hours for guests to experience Sunset Skiing. Select lifts will run until 6 p.m. or later. Gorgeous views and on-mountain dining options will complete the experience. More details below.

Thursday, March 17 – Buttermilk – Lifts open until 6 p.m.
The Summit Express lift and the ButtermilkTerrainPark will be open until 6 p.m. The theme will be St. Patrick’s Day. The Cliffhouse will be open for food and beverage options until 6 p.m. and then the party moves down to Bumps at Buttermilk Mountain Lodge.

Saturday, March 26 – Aspen Mountain – Silver Queen Gondola open until 6 p.m.
Lift served skiing/riding will continue until 6 p.m. and the party continues with the Sundeck Moonlight Dinner, featuring dinner and drink specials and live music starting at 5:30 p.m. The last download is at 9:30 p.m.

Friday, April 1 – Snowmass – Lifts open until 6:30 p.m.
Village Express, Big Burn, Coney Glade and the SnowmassTerrainPark will be open until 6:30 p.m. The Cirque will run until 6 p.m. conditions permitting. Sam’s Smokehouse will host a party from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. and then the party will head down to Sneaky’s Tavern in SnowmassBaseVillage. The event theme is April Fool’s Day Luau.

Friday, April 8 – Aspen Mountain – Silver Queen Gondola open until 6 p.m.
Lift served skiing/riding will continue until 6 p.m. and the party continues with the Sundeck Moonlight Dinner, featuring dinner and drink specials and live music starting at 5:30 p.m. The last download is at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 16 – Aspen Highlands – Lifts open until 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition and Loge lifts will be open until 6:30 p.m. and Highland Bowl will be open until 5 p.m. The Merry-Go-Round will be open until 6:30 p.m.

Pricing: Regular ticketing pricing applies for Sunset Skiing and all valid passes will work during extended hours. Partial day tickets (starting at noon) are $74 for Adult, Youth and Senior tickets and are $51 for children. Late arrival tickets (starting at 2:30 p.m.) are $44 for all ages. Foot passenger tickets can be bought for those not skiing at $27 for Adults, $21 for Youth/Seniors and $15 for children.

For more information, please visit www.aspensnowmass.com/sunset or call 970-925-1220.

“LONGEST SEASON” DATES
Due to a late Easter this spring, Aspen/Snowmass will have one of its longest seasons to date. Aspen Highlands will stay open for three more weeks than usual through April 24, providing guests more time to experience spring skiing in Aspen/Snowmass. Sunny days, spring powder, live music and après parties will keep the 2010-2011 season going longer than ever.

Closing dates for all of the mountains are as follows: Snowmass and AspenMountain will close on April 10, 2011. Buttermilk will close on April 3, 2011. Aspen Highlands will stay open daily until April 24, 2011.

*Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area – Snowmass, AspenMountain, AspenHighlands and Buttermilk – as well as the award-winning Ski & SnowboardSchools of Aspen/Snowmass. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (EGE) (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company’s website at www.aspensnowmass.com. 

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