With over 3 feet of snow, Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Mountain will be opening early this season. Beginning on Saturday, November 19 Aspen and Snowmass will open for the 2022 and 2023 ski season. Aspen, Highlands and Buttermilk ski Mountain will open a little later on. Buttermilk will have an all new base area when they open December 17. Also, the temperatures have been so cold that the snowmaking machines have been going 24 hours a day opening day will be top to bottom.