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


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.

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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