Aspen Mountain opens for skiing this weekend

Posted at 1:34 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-24 15:34:00-04

Aspen Mountain will open for skiing and snowboarding on Memorial Day weekend.

Aspen Mountain previously opened for Memorial Day skiing in 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2014. Aspen Skiing Co. announced Monday that it would extend this year's season until May 30.

Skiing will be available off the Ajax Express chair on the upper part of the mountain.

On Facebook, officials wrote that they'll have 120 acres open.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday, with a partly sunny Sunday and Monday and highs near 68 degrees.