Aspen Snowmass is on track to open 4,100 acres of terrain Saturday, Dec. 20 across the four peaks of Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk owing to the recent storm cycle that brought up to 21 inches of snow in the past seven days.

At Highlands, more expert terrain will join the already open Highland Bowl including Child’s Play and Moment Chutes. The Cloud 9 Bistro warms the fondue pots and the Merry Go Round Restaurant fires up the grills.

The Tiehack Chair enters service for the season providing access to lower portions of Racer’s Edge, Javeline, Tiehack Trail and Sterner’s Gulch.”

Aspen Mountain  will be over 90% open and patrol is working on the last pockets of the Glades and Jackpot.

The Two Creeks, Campground and Coney Glade Chairs will start to spin and patrol will open Burnt Mountain Glades, Long Shot, East Branch, Creekside, Cascade, Campground and Bearclaw trails. In addition to terrain openings, the Two Creeks Café will also open with hot food and beverages. Beginning this Friday, Elk Camp at Snowmass will also debut the new lift-served tubing facilities that provide multiple lanes of tubing as well as illuminated runs during the Ullr festivities.

Ullr Nights - (Dec. 19) Friday marks the very first Ullr Night of the season. Elk Camp at Snowmass is transformed into a nighttime winter wonderland.  Guests and locals alike are encouraged to light up the night with friends and family while enjoying old-fashioned winter outdoor activities such as a visit to the Volcano, the tubing hill, snowbiking, s'mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire and ice skating. More info...

Santa Arrives at Buttermilk - (Dec. 20) Santa will arrive at Bumps by snow cat at 4 pm on Satruday and will be available for free photos. The event will include arts and crafts, smokes, and a hot cocoa bar starting at 3 pm. Don’t miss this unique holiday celebration!

Colorado Residents: Escape your hometown and head to Aspen to enjoy the many benefits of off-season and early season!

The Limelight is offering all Coloradans a special rate of $145/night (exclusive of tax and resort fee), which includes the popular Limelight breakfast spread and all hotel amenities. This rate is available until November 25 and then resumes between November 30 - December 17. A valid Colorado ID is required and the special is based on availability. To book please call (855)617-2338. More Info...

The Little Nell will also extend a Colorado Resident Rate, starting at just $179/night. This special also includes complimentary valet parking. For reservations, please call (866) 558-7621, or visit www.thelittlenell.com/offers.  Must show valid Colorado ID upon check-in. Based on availability, blackout dates may exist. Not valid with other offers. More Info...

Last-Minute Lodging Specials - Sometimes, accommodations are the best part of a vacation. Whether it’s in town luxury legend near the Silver Queen gondola, on the hill in Snowmass, or an ultrachic hotel close to everything, the lodging here is stellar. Get great deals on Last-Minute Lodging Specials! Last-Minute Lodging Specials will feature deals on lodging in Aspen Snowmass for the upcoming two-week period. 

Check out the current Aspen and Snowmass Village lodging specials. For more information or to book a complete vacation package to Aspen/Snowmass resort in Colorado go to the specialists at www.stayaspensnowmass.com or call (800) 290-1326.