Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., March 12, 2014 – Sunset skiing returns to Aspen Mountain and Snowmass this spring season during Ullr Nights Fridays throughout March on Snowmass and the Party Under the Stars on March 22 on Aspen Mountain.
On Saturday, March 22, Aspen Mountain will run the Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express until 6:00 p.m. for sunset turns. In addition to top to bottom skiing, the Ruthie's side of the mountain will stay open with access back to the Gondola via Tower 7 Road.
A Party Under the Stars will be held at the Sundeck that evening from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Guests and locals are invited to ride the Silver Queen Gondola and enjoy dinner and drink specials, live music by The Goodman Band from Grand Junction and dancing.
Gondola uploading is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the last download at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are available at any Aspen Skiing Company Ticket Office and at the Aspen Mountain Gondola Ticket Office until 8 p.m. the night of the event.
On Snowmass during Ullr Nights Fridays in the month of March (March 14, 21 and 28) both the Elk Camp Gondola and Elk Camp Chair will be open until 7:00 p.m. for skiing and riding. March is the last chance to bring the family out to enjoy the excitement and winter outdoor activities such as a tubing hill, snowbiking, and s'mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire. Guests can dance to live music and enjoy an a la carte culinary celebration sure to please any palate.
Gondola tickets for Ullr Nights and the Party Under the Stars are $10 for non-season pass holders and $5 for season pass holders and children 4-12. The events are free for children 3 and under.
Aspen Skiing Company operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area - Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk - as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass. The area offers unparalleled nightlife and off-slope activities as well. Aspen/Snowmass is accessible by two of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (3 miles from Aspen) and Eagle County Airport (EGE) (70 miles from Aspen). For more information on Aspen Skiing Company, please call 800-525-6200 or 970-925-1220, or visit the company’s website at www.aspensnowmass.com.