Aspen and Frontier Announce One Day Contest For Aspen Blowout


Aspen/Snowmass, CO., June 11, 2008 – Aspen/Snowmass and Frontier Airlines will be giving away two pairs of round-trip tickets from Denver to Aspen for this Saturday, June 14, 2008. The winners will arrive Saturday morning and receive free lift tickets to ski or ride on Aspen Mountain in addition to airport transfers and free equipment rentals at D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop in Aspen. Once finished on the slopes, winners will be driven back to the airport for their evening return to Denver.

The contest begins Thursday, June 12, 2008 and contestants must sign up at between the hours of 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 12 through 12 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2008. The contest will only be open for this 24-hour window. The winners will be contacted by 2 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2008.*

"What better way to celebrate a record-breaking ski season and the longest Aspen Mountain has ever been open with this wonderful offer from Frontier Airlines and Aspen/Snowmass," said Jeanne Mackowski, vice president of marketing, Aspen Skiing Company.

"We are so exited to whisk four lucky snow enthusiasts to Aspen for this rare mid-June skiing experience," said Frontier's Senior Director of Marketing, Dan Vorlage. "What a great way to spend the day; land just before the mountain opens, hit the slopes for a few hours, and make it back to Denver by dinnertime."

With an average depth of more than three feet on upper slopes, Aspen Mountain will open Friday, June 13 – Sunday, June 15, with seven runs open and about 45 acres of mostly intermediate terrain, served by the Ajax Express chairlift.

The mountain will be open to the 11,212-foot summit with uploading and downloading on the Silver Queen Gondola. Skiing and riding will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Ajax Express chairlift. The Sundeck restaurant will be open serving barbecue lunch and beverages on the outdoor deck. Non-skiing gondola hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with the last ride down at 4:30 p.m.

Aspen Mountain's summer series, Bluegrass Sundays, begins this Sunday and features Boulder-based Jayme Stone from noon to 3 p.m. at The Sundeck.

Aspen/Snowmass Premier, Silver and 6-and-under passholders are free. All other Aspen/Snowmass passholders pay a discounted rate; adult passholders pay $19, youth and senior passholders pay $17 and child season passholders pay $12. Adult single day tickets will be $29 per day, youth and seniors will pay $26 and children's tickets will be $18. Tickets will be sold at the Aspen Mountain ticket kiosk on Gondola Plaza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily beginning Thursday, June 12. Regular summer rates will be in effect for foot passengers.

As we recently changed our ticketing system, all 2007-2008 passes must be reissued before accessing summer lifts. To avoid lines, it is recommended that passholders acquire their new pass on Thursday, June 12.

Four-Mountain Sports/D&E Ski & Snowboard Shop will be open for $25 ski/snowboard rentals at their Aspen location from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. They will also have huge savings on remaining 2007-2008 winter products.

Camp Aspen/Snowmass will be offering private ski and snowboard lessons on Aspen Mountain for Level 4 and higher skiers/riders. Cost is $259 for two people from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. call 970-923-4773 for reservations.

*Full contest details available Thursday morning at