Blind Faith tickets go on sale Friday
The biggest and best deal on Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival tickets starts on Friday at 9 a.m.
The JAS Blind Faith Pass offers locals an early opportunity to purchase discounted festival tickets for one or both festivals: three-day single festival passes are $114 while a six-day pass for both festivals is $164. Prices include all service charges.
June Blind Faith passes include one general admission wristband for entrance to all three shows at the Benedict Music Tent on June 21-23. The Labor Day Bind Faith pass includes one general admission wristband for entrance to all three days of the Labor Day Festival at Snowmass Town Park on Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Wristbands will be mailed to purchasers prior to the festivals.
Passes can be purchased until Dec. 31, based on availability, at the Belly Up box office, www.bellyupaspen.com  or 544-9800; online at www.jazzaspensnowmass.org  or at 866-JAS-TIXX (527-8499).
The nonprofit organization also is accepting 100 percent tax deductible donations for its Stuff for Students campaign. JAS is placing much-needed instruments in local schools by adopting an instrument in a friend’s name. A full list of instrument requests, from trombones to guitars and more, can be found at jazzaspensnowmass.org.
For more information, contact the JAS office at 920-4996 or visit www.jazzaspensnowmass.org.
Free yoga offered at top of Ajax
Complimentary yoga atop Aspen Mountain is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. inside the Sundeck. Mats are provided for “Yoga for Skiers,” however, guests must have a valid lift pass to participate. The first class is Nov. 23.
On Saturdays starting Dec. 22, the Sundeck atop Aspen Mountain will offer its First Tracks Breakfast program where guests may upload the gondola before it opens to the general public at 8 a.m. and then enjoy breakfast on top of Aspen Mountain.
First Tracks Breakfast is limited to 80 guests. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the gondola ticket office. Tickets should be purchased by 4:30 p.m. the day before. Guests also must have a valid lift ticket. Foot passes with breakfast for non-skiers are available for $35.
For nighttime fun, the Sundeck is bringing back its Party Under the Stars on Dec. 29, Feb. 16, March 1 and March 15. The evenings include dinner and drink specials, live music and dancing. Tickets are $10 for non-season pass holders and $5 for all pass holders and kids aged 4-12. Kids 3 and under are free. Gondola uploading is from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with the last download at 9:30 p.m.
Four-mountain pass sales extended through Dec. 17
Members of the Mountain Collective resorts have decided to extend the sales of their pass through Dec. 17.
After the deadline, the pass will not be for sale until sometime next spring for the 2013/2014 ski and snowboard season. The Mountain Collective is an alliance of four independent mountain destinations in the West.
The pass is available online through a technology, distribution and marketing partnership with Liftopia at www.TheMountainCollective.com .
Pricing is $379 for the adult pass and $239 for the child’s pass.
Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows partnered earlier this year to offer the Mountain Collective Pass, which includes two days at each of the four destinations, plus a 50 percent discount on unlimited lift tickets at each of the destinations, once the complimentary days are used. In addition, passholders will receive exclusive lodging deals throughout the season.
Collectively, this pass grants access to eight mountains with more than 16,000 acres of terrain and over 100 lifts.