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What’s New This New Year in Aspen/Snowmass

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Keystone, CO - For many, the new year signifies change and progress. Holding on to the tried and true from previous years and improving on lessons learned over the past 365 days. So what’s new for Aspen/Snowmass this New Year? Well, to put it simply, A LOT! Aspen has dedicated $138 million dollars to improving the guests’ on-mountain experience over the last seven years. During that period, Aspen has added nine new lifts, two state of the art gondolas, a 12-foot halfpipe, new dining and shopping experiences and the fantasy filled Tree House Kids’ Adventure Center. Here’s the scoop on a few upgrades for the 2010-2011 season at Aspen/Snowmass.

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New Halfpipe:
If you like to hang out in the halfpipe, check out the new 12-foot pipe in Snowmass. Over the years, Aspen/Snowmass has been commended for its 22-foot Olympic-sized superpipe by X-Games contenders, Transworld Snowboarding and guests alike. The new pipe will be located next to the Lowdown Park on Snowmass. The pipe will be one of three halfpipes at Aspen/Snowmass, allowing riders and skiers of all levels to drop in and get down.

Free Bowl Tours at Highland Bowl:
If backcountry terrain is your forte’, check out Aspen Highlands, Highlands Bowl for over 2,000 vertical feet of landscape for your skiing and riding pleasure. Experienced hikers rave about the 30-45 minute trek to ride the Highlands Bowl. If you think you’re ready to tackle this advanced terrain, but want a guide for the experience, take advantage the new free tours. Aspen Snowmass ambassadors are introducing FREE tours of the Highlands Bowl every Wednesday at 11 a.m.

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Sunset Spring Skiing:
This spring, extend your ski day till the sun goes down thanks to daylight savings time. Aspen/Snowmass will be leaving all four peaks open after hours this spring so catch the sunset while you ski.

Extended Season:
Easter falls late in our spring season this year. To accommodate, Aspen Highlands will keep its gates open three weeks longer than previous years. Shred the Highlands in the spring sun through April 24th this 2011 season.
Closing dates:
- Aspen: April 10
- Snowmass: April 10
- Buttermilk: April 3
- Highlands: April 24

New Technology:
This new year Aspen/Snowmass has created mobile applications that bring the resort straight to your phone. Access all things Aspen on your phones like grooming and snow reports, on-mountain trail maps and web cams and even make lodging and dining reservations in between runs.

With all the upgrades Aspen/Snowmass is making this year, make it your New Year's resolution to get up and check it out!