Current Safety Announcements

Grizzly Creek Fire
Updated Monday, September 14
The Grizzly Creek fire outside of Glenwood Springs is currently at 91% containment and cleanup operations are underway. There are still flare ups and crews continue to work the fire to maintain containment and suppression. The men and women on the front lines fighting the fires continue to put themselves at risk to protect our communities and should be applauded as true heroes. We also need to recognize the hard work and dedication of the professionals at the Colorado Department of Transportation who have put themselves in harm’s way to get highways and roads reopened and provide much needed access for travelers in our state. For ongoing travel update, please visit the CDOT website here.

I-70 is open with travel restrictions in both directions through Glenwood Canyon due to a wildfire that started on August 10. Colorado Department of Transportation asks that motorists prepare for reduced speeds, no stopping in the canyon and potential intermittent closures due to repair work, mudslides, and other potential events. CDOT also urges travelers to stay focused on the road and avoid distracted driving. If you are planning to visit Aspen Snowmass, please plan accordingly.

Our communities have rallied to shelter and protect those who were displaced, and our energy companies, Excel and Holy Cross, worked diligently to keep our lights on despite damage to the infrastructure.

We have moved on to the next phase with these fires and there is still a great deal of work to be done. We will continue to support the men and women on the front lines however we can. For now, our skies are clear and we are open and excited to welcome you for the rest of the summer and fall. To get a firsthand view of how things look, check out our Roundshot Mountain Cams.

Aspen Snowmass COVID-19 Update
Updated Monday, September 14
As we transition to fall operations at Aspen Snowmass, we are grateful that we’ve been able provide you with a safe and healthy place to recreate in the beautiful Elk Mountains of Colorado. Our guests, employees and community made this possible with a strong adherence to the Five Commitments to Containment, and working together we’ve been able to reduce the spread of Covid and keep the strain off our health care system. We must remain vigilant and continue to follow the guidelines put in place by our healthcare professionals. You can keep updated on the latest information by checking the Pitkin County Coronameter here.

We still have plenty of time left this fall for scenic gondola rides, mountain biking, hiking and exploring in the outdoors. The fall is one of the most beautiful times of year here, as the leaves change, there’s a crispness in the air and you find more space on the trails.

This is also the time that we begin to think more and more about winter, and get excited for the ski season ahead. We’ve learned a great deal this summer that we can apply to our winter operations. We are working to complete a number of on-mountain improvements that will greet guests this winter, including the new Big Burn six-passenger chairlift and new snowmaking at both Snowmass and Aspen Mountain. We are hiring staff, testing systems and fine tuning plans to keep everyone safe, healthy and on the slopes.

While we will do everything possible to provide a safe experience, each of you has a responsibility to do the same. Hit the bike trails, explore the Lost Forest, soak in the views, but please do so while respecting local health and safety regulations. Both the City of Aspen and Town of Snowmass Village have mandatory face mask zones in place, that encompass most of the business and residential areas, including Gondola Plaza at the base of Aspen Mountain, the Snowmass Mall and Base Village and the transit hub/base area at Aspen Highlands. In addition, masks are required while inside and in congested spaces at all mountain and base area facilities; social distancing remains part of life for now. We are at high altitude and our hospitals have limited facilities, so, please, if you are sick, at risk, or unwilling to follow guidelines around mask wearing, hygiene, and distancing, we ask that you save your visit for another time. Please follow the five commitments of containment and visit Pitkin County's website for the latest information and on Covid 19 in our area.

With these safety precautions, we are excited to welcome you to Aspen Snowmass this fall and hoping to see you all this winter. We can’t wait to see you. Whenever you’re ready to visit us, we’ll be ready to welcome you back.

To see a full list of updated operating procedures to keep our guests, employees, and the community safe, click here.

For More Information:

Pitkin County Public Health - Questions about coronavirus? Call the Pitkin County Community Coronavirus Hotline at (970) 429-6186 or the state of Colorado COVID Helpline at 1-877-462-2911 or email

Colorado Department of Public Health - People who are symptomatic AND have traveled to affected areas or have been in contact with a known patient can call the CDPHE general epidemiology hotline #303-692-2700 This line is staffed seven days a week at from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pitkin Alerts - Subscribe to the Pitkin Alert text message updates by texting CVIRUS to 888-777


Question: What is the Aspen Snowmass Cancellation Policy?
All completely unused summer lift tickets, activities reservations*, and equipment rentals* are fully refundable. To request a refund, please call us at (877) 412-7823 and have your order confirmation number available.

Question: Will I be able to visit this summer?
Aspen Mountain and Snowmass are open for summer operations. The resort will modify its offerings and operational procedures to address all guidelines and health protocols as directed by state and local health authorities. Activities currently being offered include scenic gondola/chairlift rides, downhill mountain biking, hiking access, the alpine coaster, the challenge course, climbing wall, and Camp Aspen Snowmass programming. We are also offering on-mountain dining and other activities within any existing limitations and upon county approval. Details are subject to change, please check back in advance of arrival. Please click here for detailed operating procedures.

Question: Will I be required to wear a mask or facial covering this summer?
Please click here to review detailed operating procedures for summer.

Question: Will my Season Pass be refunded?
In recognition of the abbreviated 2019-20 season and economic uncertainties caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, Aspen Snowmass is issuing all 2019-20 passholders credit to apply towards 2020-2021 purchases. You may log in to your account to view your credit amount. Credits are valid on all Aspen Snowmass summer and winter passes, lift tickets, activities, rentals, and lessons, including season pass deposits and full purchases, through April 30, 2021. Credits are not valid for on-mountain dining or hotel stays at Limelight or The Little Nell properties. Credits do not have to be used in full at the time of purchase. Credits are valid on online, over-the-phone and in-person purchases. Credits cannot be redeemed for cash. Credits for Chamber passes are being issued to the business that purchased the pass, not the individual passholder.

If you're able to give back at this time or want to donate your pass credit to our COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, the Aspen Skiing Company Family Foundation is also matching donations up to $250K through September 18, 2020 in order to support our local community. Click here to donate.

Question: How can I help support the Aspen Snowmass and Roaring Fork Valley community during these difficult times?
If you’re looking for an opportunity to donate to the Aspen Snowmass and Roaring Fork Valley community, Caring For Community Fund is collecting donations to support local nonprofits that need your help during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Any contributions made through September 18, 2020 will be matched by the Aspen Skiing Company Family Fund at the Aspen Community Foundation, up to $250,000, and 100% of those funds will be distributed to organizations providing access to food, internet, safe housing, rent and financial assistance.
Click here to donate.

* Inventory specific products require 48 hour notice of cancellation

Emergency Contact Information

Aspen Police Department
970 920 5400
506 E Main St #102, Aspen, CO 81611

Aspen Fire Department

970 925 5532
420 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611

Snowmass Police Department
970 923 5330
130 Kearns Rd, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Snowmass Fire Department
970 923 2212
5275 Owl Creek Rd, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Aspen Valley Hospital
970 925 1120
401 Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
Ski Patrol - Snowmass

Ski Patrol - Aspen Mountain

Ski Patrol - Aspen Highlands

Ski Patrol - Buttermilk

Mountain Rescue Aspen
970 920 5310
37925 CO-82, Aspen, CO 81611