With at least two feet of fresh snow in the past few days and more predicted this week, Aspen Skiing Co. has extended the ski season by opening Highlands for an additional weekend.
Aspen Highlands is open through April 21, and SkiCo will reopen it for the weekend of April 27-28.
“We are skiers and snowboarders and it is snowing like crazy, so of course we will reopen,” said David Perry, SkiCo senior vice president. “This is a big thank you to everyone. Let’s finish the season with smiles on our faces.”
Highlands is one of only a handful of ski areas still open in the state.
The mountain will be open to the 12,392-foot summit of Highland Bowl. The Exhibition lift will run daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Loge, Cloud Nine and Deep Temerity lifts will run until 3:30 p.m., providing access to the entire mountain. The Merry-Go-Round restaurant, Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro and Four-Mountain Sports will be open for business.
The Aspen Highlands closing day festivities will remain on Sunday, April 21. Free parking is now available at Highlands until it closes.
All Aspen/Snowmass season passes are valid as they are during the regular season. Through April 28, adult tickets are $62 per day, $57 for youth and seniors and $42 for children. Children 6 and under ski for free. Additional days for Classic passholders from April 15-21 and April 27-28 are $35 for adults and $20 for children, youth and college. Double Flex and Flex passholders also can add a day for $35 from April 15-21 and April 27-28.
Season passholders from any other Colorado resort can pay $39 for a lift ticket. The season pass must be a picture pass and presented at the ticket window.
Lodging deals also are to be had. Lodging starts as low as $90 per night in Aspen/Snowmass based on availability and dates. Visit www.stayaspensnowmass.com  for lodging information.
SkiCo’s other three mountains are closed for the season and anyone who plans to skin up should treat the terrain as uncontrolled backcountry, said company spokesman Jeff Hanle.