May 28, 2011 1:00 PM by Matt Stafford
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen Mountain is reopening for skiing with a bigger base of snow than it had on New Year's Day.
The Aspen Skiing Co. is reopening the mountain Saturday through Monday, Memorial Day. The Aspen Times reports the base snow depth is around 70 inches at the top, compared with 38 inches the first of January.
Aspen Skiing announced it would reopen the mountain after heavy snows this spring and open following weekends as long as conditions hold up. There will be 25 trails and 136 acres of mostly intermediate terrain open.
Arapahoe Basin plans to stay open daily through June 5 and then Fridays through Sundays for two more weekends after that. A-Basin plans to close for good after the Fourth of July.