Aspen Snowboarding – is it OK to Go (2020 Update)


This post will help you make informed decisions by directing you to the Aspen Snowmass ® COVID Operating Procedures. With this information, you can make informed decisions for yourself and your family if it is OK to go snowboarding and skiing in Aspen for the winter season 2020-2021.

Though we are writing this post during times of COVID, at The Happiness Function, we want to stay inspired and know it is acceptable to dream now and visit later. We hope this post inspires post-covid travel.

We wanted to write a post for you on spending a lovely weekend in the Aspen area, but we were unsure what to expect for the 2020-2021 winter season during times of COVID.

So, we did a little research for our readers.

Aspen Snowmass ® COVID Operating Procedures – Get the Scoop

With so many places closed and travel being restricted this year due to COVID, many of us have been holding our breath on what this year’s ski and snowboard season is going to look like in the Rockies.

Being curious, we started to research how the ski and snowboard resorts were going to handle the pandemic.

Should people buy season passes or not? Is it OK to go snowboarding and skiing this year?

We were impressed with all this in mind as we read everything Aspen Snowmass ® is doing for the upcoming skiing and snowboarding season.

Click here to be directed to their COVID operating procedures.

Aspen Snowmass ® recently published how they will be handling the following:

Read their published information to check out specifics and make informed decisions for yourself.

Keep in mind; if you decide to travel this year, some things may be closed.

Aspen Ski and Snowboarding Mountains

There are four Aspen mountain ski resorts to choose from. All are exercising the COVID Operating Procedures.

If you decide to go this year, or another time, check out our article on how to have a really good time in Aspen snowboarding or skiing like a local!

This article includes fun travel activities for those of you not up for skiing or snowboarding as well.

We hope you have a great trip to Aspen when you go and that your trip inspires happiness. Being in the mountains is always a soulful and uplifting experience.

Stay tuned for upcoming posts on snowboarding and our favorite mountain resorts in Colorado.

Ashlee & Pablo

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Ashlee Fechino

Ashlee Fechino is an outdoor recreation and travel writer and founder of The Happiness Function. Her goal is to help inspire people to build a life they love by sharing how simple and fun it is to travel locally, connect with nature, and explore off-the-beaten-path. You don't have to spend a lot of money or use a ton of vacation time to explore close to home. Ashlee holds a BS degree in Biology and MS in Environmental Policy & Sustainability and is passionate about the outdoors. She is married to an expat Argentine, Pablo! They camp in their Aliner often and love road trips and hiking.


  1. Josy A on November 21, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    It’s going to be tough for the ski hills this year isn’t it!?

    We have 10 days to ski in Whistler (it’s only 2 hours away, so we drive down, ski and drive back on the same day each time…) still I am not sure how many of those days we’ll be able to use. I hope we both get some skiing/snowboarding days in.

    • Ashlee Fechino on November 21, 2020 at 3:59 pm

      It is going to be a strange year. Not sure what to expect. We are all just waiting and watching. Hope you get some fun in the snow. Might be a backcountry year. Maybe Whistler will do refunds or allow passes to roll to next season? Thanks for stopping by. Be safe up north.

  2. molly on December 1, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    We lived in Summit County for 8 years and the Aspen resorts are near and dear to our hearts. Both the resorts and the town are worth exploring. Thank you for passing along information you have found about operations for this year. We are all hoping for the best and hoping to make some fun turns!

    • Ashlee Fechino on December 2, 2020 at 8:48 am

      Hi Molly – awww, so cool that you lived in Summit County. My husband did as well – Breck for 10 years. Yes, not sure what to expect with COVID this year. Thanks for reading. Stay well – XO

  3. Shay on December 1, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    I absolutely LOVE skiing! Best part of winter, and this looks like the perfect place for it!

    • Ashlee Fechino on December 2, 2020 at 8:44 am

      Hi Shay – thanks for reading and commenting. The Aspen area has great resorts. Hope you can make it someday.

  4. Katherine on December 1, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    I’ve never been skiing or snowboarding, but I’ve wanted to learn for a couple of years now. And Aspen has been on my bucket list for quite awhile. Thanks for this great post on what’s happening this year. It’s tough to know what to do with the pandemic going on.

    • Ashlee Fechino on December 2, 2020 at 8:50 am

      Hi Katherine – thanks for stopping by. Yes, it is a weird year… Hopefully you can make it in the future. Aspen has awesome resorts to ski/snowboard.

  5. Anna on December 1, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    My husband and I have been wanting to visit Aspen for a few years now. We typically go to Steamboat and love it. Hope to make it out there this year too!

    • Ashlee Fechino on December 2, 2020 at 8:51 am

      Hey Anna – thanks for reading. Hope you can make it out sometime. Cool on Steamboat! Travel safe and stay well.

  6. Patri on December 2, 2020 at 6:37 am

    I loved reading through, it made me miss Utah and the mountains. I lived there for 4 years and I learnt how to snowboard (a little, anyways).

    • Ashlee Fechino on December 2, 2020 at 8:52 am

      Hi Patri – so cool you lived in Utah. One of our favorite states in the US besides Colorado. Fun you got to learn how to snowboard. It is a great hobby! XO