Aspen ski resort » USA

Aspen Snowmass in Colorado is home to four ski areas: Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands & Buttermilk and two unique communities: Aspen and Snowmass. This resort brings together people from all walks of life, offering terrain for every type of skier and rider. However, this is an experience that is more meaningful than just getting people up and down ski runs. Aspen Snowmass is the original modern mountain resort: it is a heart-pounding, mind opening, spirit refreshing, downright ideal destination. Aspen Snowmass is a cultural hub, an intellectual centre, a capital of cuisine, and a bastion of the arts. It is an international destination with cosmopolitan sensibilities and down-home charm.



Aspen Mountain Facts: 

The identities of Aspen Mountain and the city of Aspen are intertwined. Both are rooted in a silver mining past, and both are forever moving forward in the pursuit of pleasure today. For visitors, joy can come in many forms here: excellent skiing and riding on the mountain, followed by world-class dining and shopping in town. When it comes to terrain, Aspen Mountain is unlike any other ski mountain in America, offering an abundance of options in a surprisingly compact space. A dash down the Face of Bell is a rite of passage for expert skiers the world over, while those in search of groomers can cruise down the same runs that hosted the 2017 Audi FIS World Cup Finals. When the day is done, watch the action on the mountain fade into town at Ajax Tavern, the iconic après ski spot at the base of the Silver Queen Gondola.

- Season late November – Mid April 
- Snowfall 7.6 metres 
- Lift Base/Peak Altitude 2,422m /3,418m
- Vertical 996 m 
- Longest run 4.8 kms 
- Number of trails: 76 
- Lifts & Gondola: 8 
- Terrain: Intermediate 48%, Advanced 26%, Expert 26%
- On mountain restaurants: 5

Snowmass Facts:

Covering 3,332 Acres (1,360 Hectares), Snowmass presents skiers and riders with every type of terrain they could possibly want: steeps, glades, moguls, top-to-bottom groomers, terrain parks and even playful kids’ trails through the trees. As a result, the mountain’s variety and accessibility have made it an easy choice for families and groups. Spend your day connecting one blue cruiser to the next and enjoying the mountain’s daily “noon groom.” Seeking adventurous terrain with a backcountry feel? Scope out the double-black glades of Hanging Valley Wall and the Cirque on the mountain’s upper reaches. Young children love how the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Centre mingles fun lessons outdoors with hands-on play indoors. Meanwhile, Elk Camp comes alive with four lanes of tubing, excellent après ski and dinner options and lots of family fun every Friday at Ullr Nights.

- Season late November – Mid April 
- Snowfall 7.7 metres 
- Lift Base/Peak Altitude 2,473m /3,813m
- Vertical 1,343 m (the highest in USA)
- Longest run 8.5 kms 
- Number of trails: 94 
- Lifts & Gondola: 20 
- Terrain: Beginner 6%, Intermediate 47%, Advanced/Expert 47%
- Terrain parks: 3
- On mountain restaurants: 5

Aspen Highland Facts: 

Situated in between Aspen Mountain and Buttermilk, you will find a true original – Aspen Highlands. Rising 3,635 feet (1,108 meters) from the base area, this narrow ridge presents a dramatic reveal as you ride the chairlift up — blue and black runs dive down its flanks, while glimpses of the iconic Maroon Bells in the distance leave little doubt that you are on the one-and-only Aspen Highlands. Once you are at the top, you’ll find the real reason why this mountain is adored by locals: the hike-in terrain of Highland Bowl, rising another 717 feet above the last lift. Over at the newly renovated Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro — where the après ski scene goes into overdrive around 2 pm — rub elbows with an eclectic mix of locals, international skiers and the occasional celeb over pots of steaming fondue and glasses of champagne.

- Season early December – early April 
- Snowfall 5 metres 
- Lift Base/Peak Altitude 2,451m /3,777m
- Vertical 1,108m
- Longest run 5.6 kms 
- Number of trails: 122
- Lifts: 5 
- Terrain: Beginner 18%, Intermediate 30%, Advanced/Expert 52%
- Terrain parks: No
- On mountain restaurants: 2 

Buttermilk Facts:

Buttermilk represents the quieter side of Aspen Snowmass. Here you can enjoy excellent beginner terrain, the smooth but steep advanced runs of the Tiehack area, and the amazing scenery of nearby Pyramid Peak. Try some new tricks at the S3 Terrain Park or the Buttermilk Terrain Park, which despite its international fame (courtesy of the X Games Aspen) still has a mellow vibe to it. At Buttermilk, lift lines are a rare sight, allowing you to enjoy as many turns as you can squeeze into a day. At the base, the new Hideout — an innovative learning centre for children — invites young kids to find their way into the sport of skiing through gentle slopes and interactive play areas.

- Season early December – early April 
- Snowfall 5 metres 
- Lift Base/Peak Altitude 2,451m /3,018m
- Vertical 619m
- Longest run 4.8 kms 
- Number of trails: 44
- Lifts: 8 
- Terrain: Beginner 35%, Intermediate 39%, Advanced 26%
- Terrain parks: 2
- On mountain restaurants: 2 


Aspen Snowmass Village Facts:

- Featuring two accommodation centres, the sprawling town of Aspen and the lively village, Snowmass. These centres are connected by a free bus up until the early hours of the morning.   
- All four mountains are easy to get to from the town centres via a fast and free shuttle service.
- Aspen and Snowmass Village have refined an international reputation for excellent restaurants with over 100 to choose from.
- Après ski in Aspen and Snowmass Village is treated as more than just something to do after a day of skiing and riding — it’s considered a lifestyle. With an endless list of activities including tubing, ice skating, snowbiking and snowcat dinners, snowshoeing, yoga and s’mores and hot chocolate by the bonfire, plus a whole lot more.
- A great variety of clubs, bars, lounges and live music acts you might expect in a top-tier city. Most of the nightlife is found in Aspen but the Nest Public House in Snowmass is not to be missed.
- Shop until you drop in Aspen, this is a shopper’s paradise. From designer stores to souvenir shops, Aspen has it all.

Aspen Snowmass Snow & Weather Forecast

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