Category Archives: Mountain News

Powder day skiing at Snowmass Mountain

The four mountains of terrain at Aspen Snowmass offer a million possibilities for skiers. From day-to-day, you might be ripping it in the terrain parks, lining up for a crack at fresh tracks in Highland Bowl, or maybe you’re just laying low on groomers. Either way, having the right pair of skis to match the […]




Last week, I sent a heartfelt note to all of our groomers thanking them for their incredible work on the mountain.  While we had a great start to the year, it’s no secret that the jet stream  pounding the Northeast has been taking the moisture that normally hits our mountains and sending it up and around to […]


Mountain Update Dec. 24, 2014

By Jeremy Swanson

Dear all, As we approach our busiest weeks of the season the mountains are in beautiful shape to welcome holiday guests. Buttermilk is 100% open with the exception of the terrain park and pipe.  Everything on Aspen Mountain is open with the sole exception of Niagra.  Across the valley at Aspen Highlands a bunch of […]


Mountain Update Dec. 18, 2014


Dear all: The understated Murray Cunningham (Powder Tours) describes this next storm cycle as “promising”.  On Saturday (20th) we’ll open another large swath of terrain as we push to 100% open. Aspen Mountain already approaches 90% open and patrol is working on last pockets of the Glades and Jackpot.  At Highlands Child’s Play and Moment […]


Bike Snowmass & Fall Activities at Aspen Snowmass

Bike Snowmass in fall color, Aspen mountain biking

While its true that Maroon Bells has already been dusted with snow — and as a result, everyone is fired up for ski season — there is still a full month left to ride the singletrack and freeride trails at Bike Snowmass. Earlier this summer, we made a little movie on what its like to ride […]


On-Mountain Yoga Has Begun at Sundeck

sundeck yoga aspen mountain

Now that summer is in full swing — after a winter that wouldn’t let go — we’re happy to say that we’ve once again started up outdoor yoga classes on Aspen Mountain. Join us for a few sun salutations from the Sundeck. These one-hour Hatha yoga classes are the perfect way to open-up your mind, body […]


We’re Open For Skiing & Riding On Memorial Day Weekend


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 […]


Lift Status Update – Sunday, March 30


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 […]


TSA Pre Check Comes to Aspen/ Pitkin County Airport!

Photo by Jeremy Swanson

Story Highlights TSA Pre Check travelers don’t have to remove shoes, belts or lightweight jackets or have to remove their laptops or small quantities of liquids, gels and aerosols from carry-on luggage during expedited security screening.