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Summer Operations are in Full Swing at Aspen/Snowmass

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Keystone, CO - Aspen and Snowmass Mountains have officially turned up the heat as summer activities go into full swing. Say farewell to your skis until next season, and hello to mountain biking, hiking, on-mountain dining and more. In this post, I'll break down the full list of summer activities and operation schedules so you can kick off your summer right.

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SNOWMASS MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS:
Friday, June 17 marked the daily opening of the Elk Camp Gondola from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25 will kick off the Friday through Sunday operations of the Elk Camp chairlift until September 5. What this means for you? Time to start enjoying the open mountain biking, hiking and on-mountain activities. Biking trails opened last weekend include Snowmass Way, Powerline to Ridge of Tom Blake and Starks trail. In the mood for a great hike, check out the Vista trail, just opened.

Check out other great Snowmass activities like the Eurobungy trampoline in Snowmass Base Village, a climbing wall at the summit of the Elk Camp Gondola and paintball. Despite the disc golf course still being buried in snow, they've set up several holes at the top and bottom of the gondola to hold us over until the course is ready. On-mountain dining will be up and running at Elk Camp Cafe from 10:30 a.m. to 3:45p.m.

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ASPEN MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS:
The SIlver Queen Gondola is providing daily lift service from 10 a.m. to 4.p.m. Grab a bite to eat at the Sundeck from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They're offering a full lunch menu with grilled items, fresh sandwiches, vegetarian dishes, homemade pizza, salads, desserts and beverages.

Need a little pep in your step before you start your work week? Enjoy the Sunday Bluegrass concert series. Every Sunday check out a free performance by some of the top bluegrass musicians from around the country, and local to Colorado. Concerts start at noon and play till 3 p.m. I've listed the lineup below, but for more information on the bands check out: http://www.aspensnowmass.com/bluegrass .

June 27 – Flying Dog Bluegrass Band
July 3 –Defiance Stringband
July 10 – Equestrian Quartet
July 17 – The Ackermans
July 24 – The Henhouse Prowlers
July 31 – The Hillbenders
August 7 – Stray Grass
August 14 – Frying Pan Bluegrass Band
August 21 – Waiting on Trail
August 28 – Buffalo Joe
September 4 – Roaring Fork Ramblers