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Summer Operations are in Full Swing at Aspen/Snowmass

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.

Mountain Biking from Aspen/Snowmass FlickrMountain Biking from Aspen/Snowmass Flickr

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Save the Date: The Meeting Returns to Aspen/Snowmass Fall 2011

Keystone, CO - This Fall, Aspen will once again host the top gathering for the snowsports' industry. The Meeting returns to Aspen/Snowmass Wheeler Opera House on September 29 through October 2, 2011 bringing with it the industry's top filmakers, athletes, sponsors, media and fans.

The Meeting-2010 from Aspen/Snowmass on Vimeo.

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How About Some Memorial Day Skiing at Aspen Mountain?

Aspen, CO - If you haven't had your full season powder fix by May, don't sweat it. Aspen Mountain will be open for skiing and riding this Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30. Due to the massive snowfall and chilly temperatures this spring, the mountain has sustained a 71 inch base up top.

Memorial Day Skiing 2008 : Photo by Jeremy SwansonMemorial Day Skiing 2008 : Photo by Jeremy Swanson

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Roaring Fork Valley Environmental Association Collects $100,000+ to Support Great Causes.

Aspen, CO - This April has proven to be a monumental month for the Environment Foundation, receiving donations of more than $100,000. The Foundation plans to spread the funding across 18 well-deserving projects that aid in sustaining the quality of the Roaring Fork Valley and its surrounding areas.

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Sunset Skiing: More Sunlight Means Longer Ski Days!

Aspen, CO - The extra hours of daylight this April bring extended hours for skiers and riders. Sunset Skiing at Aspen/Snowmass this spring means varying lifts will be open and running till 6 p.m. or later on a handful of days at select mountains.

Sunset From Buffalo MountainSunset From Buffalo Mountain

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Snowborder, Mark McMorris Debuts the First-Ever Backside Triple Cork 1440 in the Snowmass Terrain Park

Aspen,CO- Pro Rider, Mark McMorris has raised the bar for riders across the world. The seventeen year-old cleanly executed a new trick during an early morning jump session at the public terrain park at Snowmass. TransWorld was there to capture the footage of McMorris landing the first-ever backside triple cork 1440!

Mark McMorris Backside Triple Cork 1440 from TransWorld SNOWboarding on Vimeo.