Operating Hours

The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is attended: 0700 - 2300 MST

Airport Closed: 2300 - 0700 MST

Air Traffic Control Tower Hours: 0700 - 2000 MST

Airport Uncontrolled from: 2000 - 2300 MST


Curfew Restrictions

All Stage I aircraft operations prohibited; violators will be prosecuted. Stage II/III aircraft only from 0700 MST to 30 minutes after sunset by County ordinance. Stage III aircraft only from 30 minutes after sunset to 2300 MST. No departures after 2230 MST. Noise abatement required - fly ATC assigned heading or standard departure procedure. If no heading or departure procedure is assigned turn right noise abatement heading of 360 for 2 miles before proceeding on course.

Nighttime General Aviation Restrictions

For all general aviation operations between 30 minutes after sunset to 2300 MST the following applies:

VFR Operations: Aircraft equipped as required under FAR 91.205 (D) for instrument flight and pilot is instrument rated; VFR pilot in command has completed at least one takeoff or landing in the preceding 12 months at ASE.

IFR Operations: Execute approach and departure procedures with air trafficcontrol clearance.

For more detailed information on the rules and regulations for operating at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, please go to Pitkin County Code Title 10: