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The 2018-19 ski and snowboard season rolls on at Aspen Mountain. The Colorado resort will reopen this weekend, June 1-2, for the continuation of summer operations with skiing and riding on 130 acres of skiable terrain. The gondola will be open for sightseeing and the Sundeck will offer food and beverage options as well as music on the deck during the day.

The Silver Queen Gondola will operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for sightseeing and the Ajax Express chairlift will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., as long as conditions warrant, for laps on Aspen Mountain’s upper blue runs as well as black runs such as Summit and Blondie’s. Everyone will be required to download on the gondola.

For those skiing and riding, lift tickets are $54 a day. Sightseers pay $27 for a 1-ride ticket, or $32 for a weekend ticket providing unlimited rides Saturday and Sunday. Children under three are free. Aspen Snowmass Premier passes as well as six and under passes provide free access for both skiing/riding and sightseeing.  Discounted pricing for Flex, Double Flex, Classic, Club Escape, School, AVSC, Ikon and Mountain Collective passholders is $27 for skiing/riding, $13 for a 1-ride sightseeing ticket and $16 for a weekend sightseeing ticket. Four Mountain Sports will be open for rental and retail.