Aspen Skiing Co. Asking Public to Name Trails in Pandora Expansion

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The proposed Pandora expansion is circled in red. Credit: The Aspen Times

Aspen Skiing Co. (SkiCo) is asking the public to help name the trails at the resort’s new Pandora terrain, set to open 2023-24.

An online form asks people to submit their suggestions under five categories: local people, local history, mining history, notable terrain, or greek mythology.

Help us decide which trail names will live forever on our mountain when Pandora’s opens for the 2023-2024 ski season.

Aspen Skiing Co.

The Pandora area of Aspen Mountain is popular among side country users, and the resort wants to capitalize on this. Expanding into this zone would give 1,220 vertical feet of skiing, 153 more acres, and 15 cut and gladed runs. Skico would install a 4,191-foot high-speed quad to access the terrain. About 75% of the terrain is expert, and 25% is intermediate. The terrain choice, accompanied by a reliable 10,000-foot northeast aspect, would give it excellent conditions throughout the winter.

Jeff Hanle, vice president of communications, told The Aspen Times that this is the first time the public has been consulted in naming runs. Historically, ski patrol, longtime workers, company executives, and owners have come up with names.

Entries must be submitted by Friday, October 21st.

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The upper section of Aspen Mountain will be expanded with the new chairlift in the Pandora zone. Credit: USFS

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