When Did Aspen Ski Resort Close?

Aspen Ski Resort, located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, was once one of the world’s premier ski destinations. The resort opened in 1946 and quickly became a favorite spot for skiing enthusiasts from all over the world. It was known for its wide range of terrain, offering something for skiers of all abilities. In addition to its ski slopes, Aspen Ski Resort had a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and shops that made it a great place to spend time off the slopes.

Aspen Ski Resort closed its doors in 2017 after more than 70 years of operation. The closure was due to a combination of economic and environmental factors that made it difficult for the resort to remain profitable.

Despite attempts to keep the resort open, rising operational costs combined with declining snowfall caused by climate change made it impossible for Aspen Ski Resort to remain viable.

The closure of Aspen Ski Resort marked the end of an era for skiing enthusiasts across Colorado and around the world. While other resorts in the area remain open, none have been able to replicate what Aspen Ski Resort offered during its heyday. The iconic resort will always be remembered as one of Colorado’s most beloved ski destinations.


Aspen Ski Resort closed in 2017 after more than 70 years as one of Colorado’s most beloved ski destinations.

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Jennifer Watson