The Aspen Skiing Co. announced that Aspen Highlands will reopen for the weekend of April 27 and April 28. Aspen Highlands was originally scheduled to shut down for the season on April 21 but SkiCo brass said they are going to reopen the mountain the following weekend "in appreciation of skiers and riders for a great season."


It hasn't hurt that snowstorms have been covering Colorado in white this spring.


“We are skiers and snowboarders and it is snowing like crazy, so of course we will reopen,” David Perry, SkiCo's senior vice president, said in a press release. "This is a big thank you to everyone. Let's finish the season with smiles on our faces."


The notorious closing party at Aspen Highlands will remain unchanged. The festivities are scheduled for Sunday, April 21. The resort will be open daily up until the party. Parking is free.


Aspen Highlands will be open all the way 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. 


The Merry-Go-Round restaurant, Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro and Four-Mountain Sports will remain open.


Snowmass and Aspen Mountain closed for the season on Sunday. Buttermilk shut down April 7.


Adult tickets will be $62 per day, $57 for youth and senior tickets and $42 for children until the mountain closes, SkiCo officials said. As always children six 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, youths and college students. Double Flex and Flex passholders can also add a day for $35 from April 15-21 and April 27-28, according to SkiCo. Season passholders from any other Colorado resort can buy a discounted ticket for $39.