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Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands to open Saturday

Dec 10, 2015

A crew "bootpacks" Highland Bowl prior to its opening. Aspen Highlands will open for skiing and riding Saturday.
Credit Dan Bayer

The Aspen Skiing Company will open Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Saturday (12/12/15), along with additional terrain at Aspen and Snowmass. 

More than 700 acres will open at Highlands - that’s 70 percent of the mountain. Open runs will include front-side intermediate blue terrain and the expert “G-zones” on Highland Bowl. The SkiCo will also unveil a $1 million remodel of Cloud Nine Bistro. Buttermilk will open 235 acres of terrain and three lifts. 

"It’ll be a great opening day on these two mountains and add to the two that are already open," says SkiCo spokesman Jeff Hanle.

Lift 1A at Aspen Mountain will start cranking Saturday and Snowmass’ new High Alpine Lift will begin operating Friday (12/11/15). The SkiCo anticipates opening a total of 2700 acres across all four of its resorts. After a sneak peak opening at Sunlight Mountain Resort last weekend, that ski area opens for the season today.