Early Snow = Early Opening! Aspen Mountain will open with top-to-bottom skiing down both the Spar Gulch and Copper Bowl sides of the mountain on Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17, twelve days earlier than the scheduled opening on Thanksgiving Day. The Silver Queen Gondola and Ajax Express Chair will be open as will the Sundeck and Ajax Tavern. Specific information on runs and additional lifts will be announced later this week. Snowmass and Aspen Mountain Open Daily for the season November 23.