"In these uncertain times, skiing feels more vital than ever. Soft snow under our skis, powder-coated trees, fresh corduroy and time in the mountains with friends and family.

The health and safety of our community, employees and guests is our ultimate goal. Everyone must understand that we each have a role to play in staying open and safe. From pre-arrival, to transportation and parking, to rental, retail, dining and ski school, we have designed new operating plans to speed up the process, keep guests on the hill, maximize distancing and spread things out. As those detailed plans are fleshed out with our local officials and the state, we will share them on our website and all communication channels."
A Letter From Mike Kaplan, CEO

Is it me, or are the trees changing color before our very eyes this fall? That’s how life feels these days: one moment time seems to be standing still, then it suddenly flashes by. Thankfully, the Aspen trees always get it right, and they’re signaling to us that winter is around the corner.
While uncertainty remains about exactly what will be required to operate ski areas this season, we’ve developed plans and protocols that should enable us to get open and stay open safely. Sounds fundamental, but don’t forget we were closed by state order last March, just as we entered the heart of our spring season.

Everywhere I go, people ask what’s happening this season. Because in these uncertain times, skiing feels more vital than ever. Soft snow under our skis, powder-coated trees, fresh corduroy and time in the mountains with friends and family — I get fired up just thinking about it.
You’ve probably heard other resorts’ winter plans, including who they are prioritizing for access and how they will manage capacity. Aspen Snowmass is taking a different approach. We’ve always been for those who are passionate about being here: locals and visitors, international and domestic guests, skiers and snowboarders. There is enough divisiveness in the world right now.

We have worked thoughtfully to come up with a pass and ticketing strategy that attempts to maximize fun for everyone — our local community, our Aspen Snowmass passholders, our day ticket guests, and our Ikon and Mountain Collective passholders — while allowing for effective social distancing and volume management. For those who were here twenty years ago, you’ll remember our mythical marketing campaign UNCROWDED BY DESIGN. It was a slogan ahead of its time, now relevant in a whole new context.

COVID-19 is a social disease, and a close-knit community like ours has to tackle it together. Fortunately, we have the room to do it, given our extensive acreage spread across four mountains and multiple access points. Generally, this winter will be quieter than it’s been in years, likely down at least 20 percent, with the reduction in international visitation, group events and corporate travel.

That means most days will feel slow, save holidays and weekends, with more business coming from regional markets. The need to abide by social distancing best practices will require reduced lift and restaurant capacity. Therefore, we are strongly encouraging advance purchase of all our tickets and services. These shifts have also forced a reimagining of our pass product mix. The goal is to incentivize everyone to play an active part in capacity management so we can keep the season alive through April. We are not prioritizing passholders, nor are we prioritizing day ticket purchasers. We are prioritizing safety.

Our passes and pricing this season are designed to spread people out and enable capacity controls should the pandemic require them. An unlimited Premier Pass is a great anytime-access pass, but it’s problematic in a COVID-19 constrained world. So, it’s going to be more expensive than in years past, and if infection rates rise, requiring our community to increase social distancing, we will implement a reservation system and reduce the number of people on the hill per day.

To encourage as many of us as possible to take advantage of our quieter periods, we have a new weekday pass for Roaring Fork Valley residents, which is a great value but will also be subject to a reservation system if infection rates rise and health officials request that we reduce capacity further. Finally, also for residents, we have a new Valley 7-Pack that’s an evolution of the Classic Pass. Hopefully, you get the theme: avoid peak days and you’ll save money and, critically, help ensure a full ski season.

It has been inspiring to see our Valley come together over the last six months, and we owe a huge debt to our essential workers who keep our community going. We’re providing a complimentary Valley 7-Pack to all Roaring Fork Valley teachers. In addition, working with local hospitals and grocery stores, we will be providing the same to select employees who were on the frontlines throughout the pandemic.

The health and safety of our community, employees and guests is our ultimate goal. Everyone must understand that we each have a role to play in staying open and safe. From pre-arrival, to transportation and parking, to rental, retail, dining and ski school, we have designed new operating plans to speed up the process, keep guests on the hill, maximize distancing and spread things out. As those detailed plans are fleshed out with our local officials and the state, we will share them on our website and all communication channels.

This will definitely be a year of learning, of accelerating improvements such as touchless transaction technology, and even transformation. Thank you for joining this effort and showing the world that our mountain town remains resolute in living our values, and embracing a spirit of compassion and unity.

See you (from a distance) on the hill,

- Mike



SEASON PASS OVERVIEW

Passes on sale October 7, 2020


Early Pricing (October 7 - November 13, 2020)Regular Pricing (After November 13, 2020)
PassInsurancePassInsuranceExtension Day Pricing
Premier*$2,399$168$2,849$200
Premier Senior* (Ages 65 - 69) $1,799$126 $2,099$147
Premier Child/Teen (Ages 7 - 17)$899$63Not available after 11/13/2020Not available after 11/13/2020
Premier College$899$63Not available after 11/13/2020Not available after 11/13/2020
Premier Silver (Ages 70+)$649$46$819$58
Parent Pass$2,399$168Not available after 11/13/2020Not available after 11/13/2020
Valley Weekday Pass**$999$70 $1,049$74At least 50% off the 1-day in-resort lift ticket rate
Valley 7-Pack**$399$28$449$32At least 50% off the 1-day in-resort lift ticket rate
Premier Chamber*$1,799$126$2,099$147
Valley Weekday Chamber**$899$63$999$70At least 50% off the 1-day in-resort lift ticket rate
Valley 7-Pack Chamber**$399$28$449$32At least 50% off the 1-day in-resort lift ticket rate

* Includes complimentary Ikon Base Pass
** Valley products are only for residents of the Roaring Fork Valley with a Colorado drivers license or state ID showing an address within the Roaring Fork Valley Drainage area situated in Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield, or Gunnison Counties, or within the Colorado River Drainage area from and including the unincorporated No Name area to and including Rifle, and including, but not limited to, the towns of Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, El Jebel, Glenwood Springs, Marble, Meredith, New Castle, No Name, Redstone, Rifle, Snowmass, Snowmass Village, Woody Creek. Blackout dates: 12/26 - 1/2 and 2/13 - 2/14.


SEASON PASS REFUNDS
All unused 2020-2021 season passes are fully refundable through November 20, 2020. After November 20, 2020 passes are nonrefundable and unused days have no value. However, Multi-Event Insurance through Travel Guard is available for purchase to cover your investment. Click here to learn more about Travel Guard.

If we are shut down due to Covid-19 for 10 or more days of the season, we will issue refunds, prorated for each day we are fully shut down compared to our published season dates, for all Aspen Snowmass passes, except the Valley 7-Pack and Classic Pass. For example, if we are forced to shut down entirely for a total of 25% of the days during our published season dates, then all passholders would receive a 25% refund of the purchase price. Refunds will not be issued in the event we implement a reservation system. For the Ikon pass refund policy please see their website. For the Mountain Collective refund policy please see their website.

RESERVATIONS
Reservations may be required based on prevailing state and local Covid-19 metrics as determined by health and government agencies. Should these metrics show an increased rate of community spread that initiates additional restrictions and regulations, we may implement a reservations system across all products. If this happens we cannot guarantee that every passholder will be able to obtain a reservation on the days they want. The system can flex based on changing metrics.

If we launch a reservations system, we will let everyone know through targeted emails, via our website and through social media platforms. We will do our best to give everyone as much advance notice as possible. You may join our email list below to ensure you are receiving communications in a timely manner to better prepare for your trip.
  • Subject to all terms and conditions of the pass agreement, season passes offer access to our four mountains when they are open and operating for the public. We are skiers at heart who want to ski every day we are able. However, Aspen Skiing Company makes no guarantees about season length, opening and closing dates, or that the mountains will all be open every day

    Circumstances, including snow, wind, avalanche, weather conditions, health concerns, public safety or other unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, may require us to limit access to our mountains for a period of time. When access is limited for any reason, you may not be able to utilize your pass.

    2020-2021 Season passes are nonrefundable after November 20, 2020. Travel Guard’s Multi-Event insurance plan can help cover your investment if you need to cancel your season pass for covered reasons prior to the beginning of the ski season or if other covered unforeseen circumstances arise during the ski season. Season passes are nontransferable. Fraudulent use is illegal and violators will be charged a fee and face possible revocation of ski/riding privileges.
  • Uphilling has become synonymous with Aspen Snowmass. We will continue to honor this important part of our Valley’s athletic culture while maintaining safety and flexibility for all.

    Buttermilk, Snowmass and Aspen Highlands will still provide uphilling access during operating hours. Aspen Mountain will remain status quo with no uphill access allowed during operating hours due to skier safety.

    New this year, uphillers will need to remain on designated, signed routes during operating hours. Other changes will include no uphilling during Holiday blackout periods and closures on the designated routes may be possible due to capacity challenges. If we all adhere to and follow limitations during Holiday blackout periods and peak times, this will help ensure that we can all keep uphilling and skiing through the entire ski season.

    During operating hours, the designated uphilling routes will be treated much like a ski trail with an open or closed sign signaling if access is available at that time. We ask that all uphillers check the Aspen Snowmass App before heading out to see if their selected route is open. Climb on!
  • Subject to all terms and conditions of the pass agreement, season passes offer access to our four mountains when they are open and operating for the public. We are skiers at heart who want to ski every day we are able. However, Aspen Skiing Company makes no guarantees about season length, opening and closing dates, or that the mountains will all be open every day

    Circumstances, including snow, wind, avalanche, weather conditions, health concerns, public safety or other unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, may require us to limit access to our mountains for a period of time. When access is limited for any reason, you may not be able to utilize your pass.

    2020-2021 Season passes are nonrefundable after November 20, 2020. Travel Guard’s Multi-Event insurance plan can help cover your investment if you need to cancel your season pass for covered reasons prior to the beginning of the ski season or if other covered unforeseen circumstances arise during the ski season. Season passes are nontransferable. Fraudulent use is illegal and violators will be charged a fee and face possible revocation of ski/riding privileges.
  • Uphilling has become synonymous with Aspen Snowmass. We will continue to honor this important part of our Valley’s athletic culture while maintaining safety and flexibility for all.

    Buttermilk, Snowmass and Aspen Highlands will still provide uphilling access during operating hours. Aspen Mountain will remain status quo with no uphill access allowed during operating hours due to skier safety.

    New this year, uphillers will need to remain on designated, signed routes during operating hours. Other changes will include no uphilling during Holiday blackout periods and closures on the designated routes may be possible due to capacity challenges. If we all adhere to and follow limitations during Holiday blackout periods and peak times, this will help ensure that we can all keep uphilling and skiing through the entire ski season.

    During operating hours, the designated uphilling routes will be treated much like a ski trail with an open or closed sign signaling if access is available at that time. We ask that all uphillers check the Aspen Snowmass App before heading out to see if their selected route is open. Climb on!

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