Aspen Skiing Co. announces dates for summer operations — The Know

Buttermilk will open for the first time ever this year for summer sightseeing, hiking, disc golf and dining, Aspen Skiing Co. announced Tuesday.

Buttermilk will open Memorial Day Weekend, May 29 to 31 and continue to be open Friday through Sunday through June 20. Skico decided to open Buttermilk because the summer operations at Aspen Mountain will be delayed until July 2 due to construction projects.

All activities at Buttermilk will be accessed by the Summit Express chairlift out of main Buttermilk. The chairlift will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The summer season at Snowmass will kick off June 21 with daily operations running through Labor Day, Sept. 6, Skico announced. The Elk Camp Gondola will be open along with the Elk Camp chairlift. The Snowmass Bike Park will be in operation along with the Lost Forest adventure center, Camp Aspen Snowmass and the usual hiking and biking trails.

The Elk Camp Restaurant will be open for food and beverages. Weekend operations will be held Friday through Sunday from Sept. 10 until closing day on Oct. 3.

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