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Top 10 Free Things to Experience in Aspen/Snowmass

by Aspen Skiing Co. | Aspen magazine | September 26, 2012

 Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado…There’s nothing better than something for free. Aspen/Snowmass is filled with a variety of fun activities and experiences available free to the public.

First Tracks - Get first tracks in fresh powder or down the groomed runs for free on Snowmass and Aspen Mountain with the pros of the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass. With First Tracks, guests are first on the mountain before the lifts open. This experience is free as long as you sign up the night before and have a lift ticket or season pass. (On Snowmass call, 970-923-0560, on Aspen Mountain call 925-1220 x3543 for reservations.)

Free Mountain Tours – Aspen/Snowmass Ambassadors provide free mountain tours twice daily on all four mountains. Tours depart from the on-mountain guest service centers at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The ambassadors share a wealth of knowledge on topics such as mountain history, nature and the surrounding area.

Free Transportation - Free skier shuttles transport guests to, from and between all four mountains throughout the day. Shuttles to any of the four mountains conveniently arrive at shuttle stops every 15 minutes. And now, all busses between Aspen and Snowmass are free no matter what time of day or night.

Free Coffee & Sunscreen - At the base of all four mountains, free Green Mountain Coffee is provided to skiers and snowboarders. And on-mountain, free cider, sunscreen, and water are available.

Free On-Mountain Events – From the X Games to World Cup, Aspen/Snowmass offers events for all types of audiences. What’s best about our event line-up is that all events are free for the public to enjoy. Look for our renowned events and a few new twists. The action will spread over all four mountains and highlight today’s best athletes in the snowsports industry.

Free Bud-Light Concert Series - The FREE Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series is back for another action packed season. The outdoor concert series is held once a month during key events and peak weekends throughout the season. Past performers include Blues Traveler, Ozomatli, Everclear, English Beat, The Gin Blossoms, The Vandals and DJate and The Rockers.

Free Rental Gear Transfer to the Mountain of your Choice - If you rent skis or snowboards from Four Mountain Sports or D&E Ski and Snowboard shop , have your rental gear transferred between the four mountains free of charge. Four Mountain Sports is located at the base of Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Two Creeks/Snowmass, on the Snowmass Village Mall and across from the gondola in Aspen.