Author Archives: Dave Amirault

About Dave Amirault

I'm the Senior Interactive Marketing Manager at Aspen/Snowmass, former Online Editor for Freeskier Magazine, and grew up skiing at Sunday River. I'm the one behind Aspen/Snowmass' social media efforts, and the code behind this website.

You didn’t really think it was over, did you?

After an extremely brief off season, Aspen Mountain will kick off the summer season with skiing and riding Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 27.

The Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express will spin and all terrain that ends at the Ajax Express will open, including black diamond terrain on Sunrise, Sunset and Blondie’s (and double diamond terrain on Summit.)  Hours of operation for skiing and riding will be 9:00am to 2:00pm, which is an hour earlier than our normal summer operations start time. Snow conditions are expected to be “classic early summer.” The Silver Queen Gondola will run till 4:00pm for foot passengers.  You won’t be able to ski/ride to the base of Aspen Mountain, so downloading on the gondola is required when you’re done shredding.

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We’re BIG fans of Instagram here at Aspen/Snowmass, and there’s no surprise why – this is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Now that things are settling down from an AMAZING season, we thought it would be a good idea to assemble our top 10 Instagram pics based on number of likes with a little backstory behind each image so we could look back and reflect on the good times. Continue reading

We’ve got a cold front pushing through Colorado right now that is forecasted to bring in an additional 3-6″ of snow through the night. Unfortunately, before it starts snowing we’re seeing some heavy winds that are causing lifts across the resort to close.

Below is an updated list of lift closures, updated as of 1:05 PM on Sunday, March 30. We apologize for the inconvenience this is causing you, and will continue to update this post whenever we hear about any additional lift status information.

Updated at 1:05 PM

Snowmass Lifts on Wind Hold
All lifts at Snowmass are open with the exception of The Cirque – which will not operate today.
Buttermilk Lifts on Wind Hold
All lifts at Buttermilk are open.
Aspen Mountain lifts on Wind Hold
No lifts are on wind hold at Aspen Mountain.
Aspen Highlands Lifts on Wind Hold
No lifts are on hold at Aspen Highlands at this time.


The second weekend of Bud Light Spring Jam kicked off Friday with the Banked Slalom event on Sandy Park in Snowmass. The weekend continued Friday evening at the Bud Light Hi-Fi Core Party with a highly energetic and dynamic performance by Beats Antique in downtown Aspen. The spring fun carried on at Aspen Highlands today with the Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls race under sunny spring skies. Continue reading