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Colorado ski resort Aspen Snowmass marks 50 years with $6.50 lift tickets

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The opening of what is now Aspen Snowmass in Aspen, Colo., 50 years ago.
(Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame)

Aspen Snowmass ski resort in Aspen, Colo., is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a gift for all: $6.50 single-day lift tickets on Dec. 15, the same price the resort charged when it opened in 1967.

It’s all part of a Snowmass 50th Anniversary weekend that will feature a retro party and fireworks too.

The deal: You can purchase the $6.50 lift tickets online at the Aspen Snowmass website. How much do you save? For the upcoming winter season, a single-day lift ticket starts at $155 for adults, according to the resort’s website.

When: Discounted lift tickets are good Dec. 15 only, subject to availability.

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Details: Snowmass-at-Aspen, as it was called, opened Dec. 17, 1967, with five chairlifts and 50 miles of trails. Now it’s part of a series of resorts that includes Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands. Snowmass also plans a new Base Village and a roller coaster slated to open in December.

But back to the past. Other 50th anniversary events Dec. 15 include a retro party at the Elk Camp restaurant and fireworks over Fanny Hill. The resort will hold a gala and film premiere of “Snowmass: 50 Years of Mountain Spirit” on Dec. 16, and jumps, rail jams and races on Dec. 17.

Info: Aspen Snowmass, (800) 525-6200

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