Snowmass will open Saturday, Nov. 19, with more than 160 acres of terrain, including the Big Burn, the Aspen Skiing Company announced Thursday. And it could be a powder day. “The 2011-12 season has started as a talented overachiever with near perfect snowmaking temperatures and abundant natural snowfall,” said Rich Burkley, vice president of mountain operations,” in a Skico press release.
The Village Express and Big Burn lifts will be running, accessing more than 3,200 vertical feet, seven trails and 160 acres. The Sky Cab Gondola and the Ski School Magic Carpet will also be in operation. As of Thursday, the Skico expected Sneaky’s, Mick’s Gully, Max Park, Lunchline, Upper Scooper, Hals and Fanny Hill to open Nov. 19, with more terrain to be added, depending on weather and snow. Lifts will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Snowmass and Aspen Mountain were both scheduled to open on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24. That remains the opening date for Aspen Mountain, with the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club benefit day taking place Nov. 23.
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