Registration is open online and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association. Limited automobile access will begin on June 8 and a reservation will be required for parking at the Maroon Lake, West Maroon or East Maroon lots. For specific COVID-19 safety information in effect for each summer activity, visit www.aspensnowmass.com/changes. The Sundeck restaurant, located at the top of Aspen Mountain, has recently undergone a roof maintenance project that has moved quickly allowing the Sundeck to open for guests opening weekend June 12. All employees will wear facemasks as well as disposable gloves where appropriate. The fare will cost $15.95 for all reservations. The Roaring Fork Valley’s public and private land managers, including Aspen Snowmass, have each studied, approved, and built additional mileage and made countless improvements to the Valley’s single-track trail system in order to achieve this award. This January, the Roaring Fork Valley, home to the towns of Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, and Snowmass Village, including the Snowmass Bike Park, was designated a Gold-Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). Course announcements for each race will take place the morning of the event via Aspen Snowmass social media and the website. Food and beverage options are available for purchase with grab-and-go snacks. For a map of the Snowmass Bike Park, visit: This January, the Roaring Fork Valley, home to the towns of Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, and Snowmass Village, including the Snowmass Bike Park, was designated a Gold-Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). For more information and to register, visit www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/audi-power-of-four-mountain-bike. Racing will begin at 4 p.m. and start times will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. The winner of the series will be determined by the best 6 of 7 results. Although talking…, Aspen Snowmass in the Summer The SBP Race Series will take place Tuesdays June 30 to Aug. 11. The fare will cost $15.95 for all reservations. Please check the event website for the most up to date information. For more information, visit www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/sbp-race-series. This summer’s trail build-out will bring the Snowmass Bike Park to over 25 miles of bike terrain across 14 trails containing a mix of beginner to expert flow and hybrid trails. Spanning from the top of the Elk Camp chairlift to the bottom of Snowmass Base Village, the trail system currently offers 2,893 ft. of vertical descent that features over 22 miles of purpose-built gravity trails. Join local and visiting riders, or challenge your friends on a different course each week, then exercise your bragging rights over a cold beer at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass after the race. COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION: KEEPING OUR GUESTS, COMMUNITY, AND EMPLOYEES SAFE. Aspen Snowmass announces a new pass line-up and will resume selling 2020-2021 season passes Wednesday, Oct. 7. Racers can purchase a late arrival ticket for just $37, valid 3 p.m. until dusk or a Snowmass Bike Park season pass for $244. The third trail, called Battle Axe, extends off Viking for a mile and is ranked as a more difficult single-track trail. Entry fees will be refunded ONLY to athletes with a valid medical reason under the following provisions: Entry fees will be refunded if requested 24 hours prior to the race. Snowmass Bike Park’s Race Series expands to six events for 2019. Guests will line-up on marks to ensure physical distancing and will be required to wear face coverings when loading both the gondola and chairlift. Weekends (Friday – Sunday): Sept. 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 and Oct. 2-4, Gondola Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (last ride down at 4:30 p.m.), Gondola Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last ride down at 5:15 p.m.), Chairlift Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (last ride down at 4:15 p.m.). Bikers will line-up on marks for the lift or gondola to ensure physical distancing. Taking place Saturday, July 25, the new, diverse Audi Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike Racecourse travels along a 25-mile loop that will start and finish in Snowmass Base Village. This event is being held in conjunction with the Snowmass Bonus Nights. Passholders can redeem Lost Forest, Bike Park, and clinic offers by stopping into the Base Village Gondola Ticket Office or by calling 844-865-7105. This event is being held in conjunction with the Snowmass Bonus Nights. Follow Aspen Snowmass @aspensnowmass on Twitter and Instagram or at www.facebook.com/aspensnowmass. Indoor and outdoor signage will be put up in key locations that indicate social distancing and max persons in a given space. A Lost Forest Base ticket costs $64 for adults and $49 for children 12 and under, and includes lift, coaster, climbing wall, hiking trails, disc golf and fishing pond access. “Aspen Snowmass is committed to expanding and improving our summer experience for our guests and the local community while paying attention to the changes we have all been experiencing these past few months. Altogether, the Snowmass Bike Park offers a network of lift-served downhill mountain bike trails that range from Valhalla, a gravity-defying, world-class downhill trail complete with elements such as berms, jumps and tabletops, to Verde, a gentle single-track flow trail that helps new bikers gain important fundamentals. Lost Forest activities are open daily 10:30 a.m to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.aspensnowmass.com/plan-your-stay/lost-forest. The Roaring Fork Valley’s system of trails scored high marks in each of these categories, contributing to the IMBA Gold-Level designation. The Maroon Bells Basecamp is scheduled to open June 28. For more information, visit, www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/sbp-race-series, Last summer, Aspen Snowmass completely reimagined the Audi Power of Four Mountain Bike Race and implemented an entirely new course that utilizes some of the best single track in the valley. All guests and employees are required to wear a mask in the Maroon Bells Basecamp and the number of people in the store is limited to 10. Aspen Snowmass officially kicks off the 2020 summer season this weekend with the opening of the Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain today, Friday, June 12 followed by summer operations at Snowmass beginning June 21. The event also offers a 25K race along the famed Government Trail that covers the mountains of Buttermilk and Snowmass as well as a 10K race at Snowmass. The Sundeck restaurant, located at the top of Aspen Mountain, has recently undergone a roof maintenance project that has moved quickly allowing the Sundeck to open for guests opening weekend June 12. All valid 2019-20 winter pass holders, including Premier, Flex, Double Flex, Classic, School, Mountain Collective and Ikon will receive one free Lost Forest Base ticket, which includes the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster and Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall, as well as one free Snowmass Bike Park ticket. We are here to lift you up and keep you safe during COVID-19. Let’s work together to keep our lifts spinning and mountains open. Join local and visiting riders, or challenge your friends on a different course each week, then exercise your bragging rights over a cold beer at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass after the race. Aspen Snowmass is accessible by one of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (3 miles from Aspen). Kids ages 1-6 years old can come test out their balance bike skills on the cool obstacle course that will build your child’s confidence and skill level. Join local and visiting riders, or challenge your friends on a different course each week, then exercise your bragging rights over a cold beer at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass after the race. Unlike the exceedingly rare derecho that just hit Colorado, the snow that we've seen, although it's almost mid-June, is not incredibly rare. Bike rental offers will begin June 21 at the Four Mountain Sports store in Base Village. …, New this summer, Aspen Snowmass continues to expand the Snowmass Bike Park with additional trails giving even more options for bikers looking to ride in the Roaring Fork Valley, a newly designated IMBA Gold-Level Ride Center. A 25% service charge will be deducted from all refunds. For more information and to register, visit, www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/audi-power-of-four-mountain-bike, Aspen Snowmass presents the 2020 Audi Power of Four Trail Race scheduled to take place Saturday, Aug. 1. For events, the Audi Power of Four Trail Run returns as part of the US Skyrunner Series and the Audi Snowmass 50 Bike Race will encompass some of the best single track, mountain bike trails in Snowmass. Two of the new trails will be rated as most difficult while the third will be labeled as more difficult. With more than 300 miles of high quality single-track to explore, the Roaring Fork Valley provides a wide-breadth of trails for both local and visiting riders. Details including race format and check-in process are subject to change based on the public health guidelines at the time of the event. The SBP Race Series will take place Tuesday evenings with local and visiting amateur racers testing their times on a different stage each week. Roaring Fork Valley Named IMBA Gold-Level Ride Center. Programming will run with social distancing protocols in place…, In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, all Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski areas will be suspending their operations beginning tomorrow, Sunday, March 15, until further notice. The Gold-Level IMBA Ride Center™ designation is the first in Colorado and the fifth in the United States. For more information and to register now, visit, For specific COVID-19 safety information in effect for each summer activity, visit, Aspen Snowmass, based in Aspen, Colo., operates the four mountains in the Aspen Snowmass area - Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. The first of those new trails, Gonzo, an experts-only freeride trail, extends .8 miles along bikers right of Valhalla and hosts the largest features in the bike park. The Four Mountain Sports store and Aspen Highlands lobby are now in likeness to a national park visitor center and serve as the gateway to the Maroon Bells. For more information and to register now, visit www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/audi-power-of-four-trail-run/race-information. For events, the Audi Power of Four Trail Run returns as part of the US Skyrunner Series and the Audi Snowmass 50 Bike Race will encompass some of the best single track, mountain bike trails in Snowmass. Come to compete or just for fun! All Rights Reserved. Registrations are non-transferable. For a map of the Snowmass Bike Park, visit: www.aspensnowmass.com/plan-your-stay/biking/mountain-bike-trails. This summer, all-mountain bikers will need to wear a facemask when loading the Elk Camp Gondola and chairlift. Lost Forest activities are open daily 10:30 a.m to 4 p.m. For more information, visit, www.aspensnowmass.com/plan-your-stay/lost-forest, Sundeck Roof Construction Project Almost Complete. Additionally, Snowmass will be shifting summer operating hours in the evenings with a 5 p.m. closing time. Starting June 28, visitors will be required to use the RFTA shuttle service between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit, www.aspensnowmass.com/plan-your-stay/tickets-and-passes/sightseeing-and-tickets, New this year, reservations will be required to access the Maroon Bells scenic area by vehicle or RFTA (Roaring Fork Transportation Authority) bus. Divisions are broken into 50-mile solo racer (two loops), 25-mile solo racer (one loop) and a 50-mile team of two where each rider completes one, 25-mile lap.