Aspen Mountain has an official opening date set for 22nd November, but with Colorado seeing some big early season dumps, combined with perfect snowmaking conditions, the resort is assessing whether the chairlifts will be able to start turning early.
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No decision has been made yet though, according to Skico Vice President of Communications Jeff Hanle. Skico’s policy has been to open Aspen Mountain early whenever conditions allow and preparations can be made.
“Snowmaking looks good but we need another storm up top,” he said Wednesday. “I would advise people to pick up their passes though, just in case.”
Several ski areas already have opened in Colorado thanks to plenty of early-season snow. Wolf Creek opened first after a fall blast of snow, closely followed by Arapahoe Basin and Loveland. Breckenridge, Keystone, and Eldora all opened early, on Wednesday.
As currently scheduled, Winter Park will open Nov. 14; Copper Mountain on Nov. 16; Monarch and Steamboat on Nov. 21; Telluride on Nov. 22; and Silverton will open Nov. 24.
Aspen Snowmass, Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Steamboat and Eldora Mountain are just 5 of the 37 iconic destinations available on the Ikon Pass.