Mountain Announcements

The ridge of Bell at Aspen Mountain at sunset

Updated February 26, 2024

Aspen Mountain:

The Silver Queen Gondola is currently on hold today, February 26. The Little Nell Lift is running, as well as Shadow Mountain, but once guests get to the top of the mountain they should stay up top and avoid skiing to the base. There is no return skiing to the base of Shadow Mountain lift.

World Cup Closures; In preparation for the 2024 Audi FIS World Cup starting March 1, there are full trail closures in effect on the Shadow Mountain side of Aspen Mountain, starting February 23.

As a reminder, there is no uphill access at any time on the Shadow Mountain side of Aspen Mountain.

Uphill Updates & Reminders

Aspen Mountain: Due to the incoming storm, there will be no uphilling allowed on Aspen Mountain on February 27.

For updated uphill information, view Uphill Status in the Aspen Snowmass App and check out our Uphill Status page.

Extended Lift Hours for All Mountains Starting March 1

Aspen Mountain: Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Express and FIS Lifts will operate until 4:00 p.m. The last ride down on Silver Queen Gondola will be 4:30 p.m.

Highlands: Exhibition Lift will operate until: 4:00 p.m. Loge Peak will operate until 3:30 p.m.

Buttermilk: Summit Express will operate until 4:00 p.m.

Snowmass: Big Burn and Elk Camp Gondola will operate until 4:00 p.m. The Village Express Lift will operate until 4:00 p.m. to the summit and until 4:15 p.m. to the mid-point.

2023-2024 Winter Opening Dates

Aspen Mountain: November 23
Snowmass: November 23
Aspen Highlands: December 9
Buttermilk: December 9

Snowmass Master Development Plan Update

As outlined in the Snowmass Master Development Plan and advanced ahead of full plan review, Aspen Snowmass will put in a new high-speed quad originating from across the Snowmass Mall and ending at the top of Coney Glade. This lift will replace the existing Coney Glade Chair, and the new quad will be named Coney Express. The lift project has received approvals from the U.S. Forest Service and the Town of Snowmass Village.

Set to be installed in the summer of 2024, the lift will start spinning in 2025 and will replace the existing Coney Glade chair, helping to move skiers and riders out of the base area and alleviating congestion on busy days.

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