Aspen/Snowmass Opening Dates For Summer Operations

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The Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain is currently open on weekends until daily service resumes on Saturday, June 15.  Daily service runs June 15 – September 2 until the gondola returns to weekends only September 7 – 29.

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Aspen_Jeremy Swanson

The gondola offers a scenic 14-minute ride to the top of Aspen Mountain where guests can enjoy lunch at 11,212 feet as well as experience various family activities from a climbing wall to disc golf and much more.

Aspen Mountain: Live On-Mountain Music

Saturday Classical Music

Take in the beauty as students of the world-renowned Aspen Musical Festival perform for free starting at 1 p.m. each Saturday from June 15 – August 31.

Bluegrass Sundays

Bluegrass Sundays features free and notable bluegrass acts at the top of Aspen Mountain from 12 – 3 p.m. each Sunday from June 16 – September 1. The full line-up is below:

June 16 – James Ream and the Barnstormers

June 25 – Blue Canyon Boys

June 30 – Straygrass

July 7 – Dead Winter Carpenters

July 14 – Red Molly

July 21 – Free People

July 28 – Shook Twins

August 4 – Old Town Pickers

August 11 – Waiting on Trial

August 18 – Honey Don’t

August 25 – Cottonwood Acoustic

September 1 – Smuggler Mountain Boys

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Aspen_Jeremy Swanson

Snowmass Summer Operations:

The Elk Camp Gondola will begin daily operations on Friday, June 22 with access to biking and hiking trails.

Aspen/Snowmass unveiled Bike Snowmass last summer, a network of new and existing downhill mountain biking trails. With the addition of several new downhill trails over the past three years, including the long awaited Valhalla trail, last season – built by Gravity Logic –  Snowmass is now home to over 50 miles of singletrack, cross-country, freeride and downhill terrain. Snowmass also completed the upper section of  the Vapor trail towards the end of last bike season. For summer pricing visit: www.aspensnowmass.com/summerpricing.

For a complete list of biking and hiking trails, please visit our summer trail map: http://ow.ly/lyyYs.

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Aspen_Jeremy Swanson

New This Summer: Valhalla Nights in Snowmass

Snowmass will open for evening activities with Valhalla Nights, an extension of the popular Ullr Nights that debuted this winter at Elk Camp on July 12 and 19 and August 2, 16, 23 and 30. The Elk Camp Gondola will run until 7 p.m. for biking, hiking, dinner and drinks, a bonfire, live music, movies, a Stryder Park and a kid’s playground.

For more information on summer activities in the Aspen/Snowmass area visit www.aspensnowmass.com/summer-recreation or call 1-800-525-6200.

Camp Aspen/Snowmass:

Camp Aspen/Snowmass, a daily summer camp for children ages one through 16, starts on Monday, June 4.  Camp Aspen/Snowmass offers many activities in Snowmass including fishing, hiking, biking, paintball, mountainboarding and more.  The camp operates out of the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center in Snowmass and takes advantage of everything the area has to offer. The Kids Camp Pass costs $289 if bought by the early deadline on June 14. The pass includes free summer lift access on the Elk Camp Gondola and chairlift at Snowmass and the Silver Queen Gondola at Aspen Mountain as well as discounts on the bungee trampoline and the climbing wall at both Snowmass and Aspen Mountain.  For more on Camp Aspen/Snowmass visit: www.aspensnowmass.com/camp.

Events:

Master of the Mass, a four-stage, three-day mountain bike race in Snowmass is scheduled to take place, July 12-14, 2013. Registration is now open at www.aspensnowmass.com/master.

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Aspen_Jeremy Swanson

The Power of Four Mountain Bike Race will take place Saturday, August 3.  This race combines the four ski areas of Aspen/Snowmass – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – into one challenging course. The diversity of terrain and a requirement to ride four distinct mountains makes this event the only one of its kind.

New this summer, Aspen/Snowmass brings the Power of Four 50K Trail run on Sunday, August 4.

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