Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sunset Skiing in Aspen — Spring Ahead with Extended Lift Hours, Parties and More!  

ResortQuest Inn at Aspen Hotel Blog —

Our blog post about a month ago highlighted the extended spring skiing hours at all Aspen/Snowmass ski resorts. But now, just to add an extra-special something to the Spring Celebrations in Aspen, the ski company has announced Sunset Skiing! For all those extra minutes of beautiful sunshine at the end of the day, you can now ski until 6 p.m. on a handful of days throughout March and April! Enjoy the gorgeous views, sunsets and on-mountain dining option! See other Spring Jam events!

  • Thursday, March 17 — Buttermilk — Lifts open until 6 p.m. The Summit Express lift and the Buttermilk Terrain Park will be open until 6 p.m. The theme will be St. Patrick's Day. The Cliffhouse will be open for food and beverage options until 6 p.m., and then the party moves down to Bumps at Buttermilk Mountain Lodge.
  • Saturday, March 26 — Aspen Mountain — Silver Queen Gondola open until 6 p.m. Lift-served skiing/riding will continue until 6 p.m., and the party continues with the Sundeck Moonlight Dinner, featuring dinner and drink specials and live music starting at 5:30 p.m. The last download is at 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 1 — Snowmass — Lifts open until 6:30 p.m. Village Express, Big Burn, Coney Glade and the Snowmass Terrain Park will be open until 6:30 p.m. The Cirque will run until 6 p.m., conditions permitting. Sam's Smokehouse will host a party from 3:30–6:30 p.m., and then the party will head down to Sneaky's Tavern in Snowmass Base Village. The event theme is April Fool's Day Luau.
  • Friday, April 8 — Aspen Mountain — Silver Queen Gondola open until 6 p.m. Lift-served skiing/riding will continue until 6 p.m., and the party continues with the Sundeck Moonlight Dinner, featuring dinner and drink specials and live music starting at 5:30 p.m. The last download is at 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 16 — Aspen Highlands — Lifts open until 6:30 p.m. Exhibition and Loge lifts will be open until 6:30 p.m., and Highland Bowl will be open until 5 p.m. The Merry-Go-Round will be open until 6:30 p.m.
Closing Days at the Aspen Ski Resorts
Due to a late Easter this spring, Aspen/Snowmass will have one of its longest seasons to date. Aspen Highlands will stay open for three more weeks than usual through April 24, providing guests more time to experience spring skiing in Aspen/Snowmass. Sunny days, spring powder, live music and apr├Ęs parties will keep the 2010-2011 season going longer than ever.

Stay with us at the Inn at Aspen and have ski-in ski-out lodging 'til closing day of Buttermilk. And then, be only minutes away from incredible spring skiing at Aspen, Highlands and Snowmass!

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