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Attention season pass holders—any and all season pass holders: Aspen Snowmass is introducing a new annual event, a weekend offering anyone with a valid 2019-20 season pass from any ski resort in the world reduced-priced access to all four Aspen Snowmass mountains.
Passapalooza, which takes place the weekend of Dec. 13-15, grants skiers with any 2019-20 season pass access to Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass for $59 per day. During this time in December, regular adult day lift tickets at Aspen Snowmass retail for $162.
The Ski and Snowboard Schools at Aspen Snowmass will also offer $99 discounted lessons, while Aspen’s ski shops will make $56 demo packages available during the celebratory weekend. Ski pass holders can find these discounted packages at Four Mountain Sports stores at the base of each mountain.
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Besides discounted tickets, Passapalooza will also host a variety of family-friendly activities and parties. Attendees can look forward to immersive art and light-based installations located at both the Snowmass Base Village and Snowmass Mall. An ice-skating show performed by kids from the Aspen Skating club will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Snow Base Village.
Throughout the season, the resort will offer free ice-skating and skate rentals at the Base Village skating rink. For those who want to head indoors after a long day out the slope, check out free rock climbing at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass’ indoor climbing wall.
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The Collective, a new community center at Snowmass Base Village featuring a new restaurant, mix6, Moxibar, and game lounge, will also officially open its doors during Passapalooza. And après-ski doesn’t stop there. Passapalooza attendees at Aspen Mountain looking to relive the ‘80s can attend Little Nell hotel’s “Party Like It’s 1989” event, a party to celebrate the opening year of The Little Nell. The après party will be held Saturday, Dec. 14 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
At the Chair 9 après-ski bar, a DJ will play from 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the courtyard. The bar will offer fireside seating, cocktails and an outdoor screening of legendary ski films. Attendees can keep the party going at 6 p.m. and move downstairs to get their après-ski dancing fix. Vintage ski apparel is strongly suggested.
Get all the details about Passapalooza on Aspen Snowmass’ website.