Ski Resort Life

Aspen Highlands Extends the Season to April 26

"We have the snow, so we're going skiing."


With a Base Depth Topping 100 Inches – The Highest Total So Far This Season – Aspen/Snowmass Will Extend the Season at Aspen Highlands Through the Weekends of April 18-19 and 25-26

Aspen/Snowmass, CO., April 1, 2009 – Aspen Skiing Company announced today that it will extend the season at Aspen Highlands through April 26. A series of spring storms has pushed the base depth in Highland Bowl to over 100 inches – the deepest it has been all season – and conditions should be great through the end of the month of April. Highlands will open on Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19 and April 25-26.

“Some people are ready to put this year behind them, but we are a town of skiers and snowboarders – if we have the snow, we’re going skiing,” said David Perry, senior vice president, Aspen Skiing Company. “We know it’s been a tough year and this is our way of saying thank you to the community and the rest of the winter sports world.”

The mountain will be open to the 12,382-foot summit of Highland Bowl. The Exhibition, Loge and Deep Temerity lifts will tentatively run from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.* (temperature dependent) providing access to most of the mountain. The Merry-Go-Round restaurant will serve a limited lunch menu with barbecue, chips and beverages.

All Aspen/Snowmass season passes are valid as they are during the regular season. Adult tickets will be $39 per day, youth and seniors will pay $29 and children’s tickets will be $19. As always children six and under ski for free. Current season passholders from any other resort in the country will pay just $19 for their lift ticket.

Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk will close on April 5, with Highlands opening back up on April 18-19 and April 25-26. Snowmass and Aspen Mountain will close on April 12.

*Lift hours are subject to change and dependent upon temperature conditions.

Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (EGE) (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company’s website at