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A-Basin, Aspen extend ski season into June

June 2, 2016, 9:13 am

Summer seems to have finally arrived in Colorado’s high country, with temperatures expected to get into the low 80s by the weekend, which means what’s left of ski season will be particularly slushy and fun. Both Aspen Mountain and Arapahoe Basin on Wednesday announced extensions into June.

A-Bain skiing

Skiing will likely end at Arapahoe Basin on June 12 (A-Basin photo).

“I am sure you have heard by now,” A-Basin Chief Operating Officer Alan Henceroth wrote on Wednesday. “We are going to extend the season for one more weekend. We will be open every day through Sunday, June 5. We will be closed June 6 through 9. We will re-open for a 3-day weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10, 11 and 12.

“For the extended season, Black Mountain Express and Lenawee Mountain Chairlifts will be turning from 8:30 until 2:30. The skiing is still tremendous for this time of year. This will (almost certainly) be the last weekend of the 2015-16 season. It has been a great one. Come close it out with a bang on our extended weekend.”

Meanwhile, Vail Mountain recently announced its Gondola One will open this weekend for the beginning of summer operations.

Aspen, which re-opened for skiing on Memorial Day weekend, will offer one more weekend of skiing on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. Here’s the press release:

ASPEN SNOWMASS, Colo.—June 1, 2016 — Aspen Mountain will open approximately 120 acres of terrain for skiing and riding this weekend, June 4-5. Skiing will be off the Ajax Express chair on the upper part of the mountain, with uploading and downloading on the Silver Queen Gondola. Skiing will be open from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. with sightseeing open until 4 p.m. and the Sundeck will be open for food and beverage service.

Premier passholders and 6 & Under passholders have free access with their 2015-2016 winter pass and other Aspen Snowmass winter passholders, including School and AVSC passholders, can ski/ride for just $19 per day.  For those ages 4 and up without an Aspen Snowmass winter season pass the price is $39 per day.  Sightseeing tickets are $19. For more information please call 970-923-1227 or visit the Aspen Mountain Ticket Office this weekend.

For more information about Aspen Snowmass, visit www.aspensnowmass.com or call (800) 525-6200. Follow Aspen Snowmass @aspensnowmass on Twitter and Instagram, @Aspen_Snowmass on Snapchat, or at www.facebook.com/aspensnowmass.

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