Are you ready to hit the slopes? Load up the ride with your gear and be ready to head out because Aspen is going to have 3 chairlifts and over 100 acres open for a preview this weekend according to the Aspen Times.

Slated to open Thanksgiving day, both Aspen and Snowmass will open ahead of schedule starting next weekend due to recent snowfall.

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Skico Vice President of mountain operations,d Rich Berkley, said "skiers and snowboarders can expect pretty decent conditions". After a long summer, are you looking forward to hitting the slopes?

Source: Coloradoan