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Aspen Snowmass, Winter X Games at Buttermilk


Covering 3,362 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 Center 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 Dates: November 24, 2016 – April 16, 2017
Base Elevation: 8,104 ft./2,473 m
Summit Elevation: 12,510 ft./3,813 m
Vertical Rise: 4,406 ft./1,343 m – THE MOST VERTICAL IN U.S.A.
Terrain: 3,362 acres/1,360 hectares
Number of trails: 94
Miles/km of trails: 150 miles/241 km
Longest run: 5.3 miles/8.5 km
Steepest runs: Gowdy’s and AMF – slope angle of 40 degrees
Snowmaking: 256 acres/104 hectares
Lifts: 20, including 1 eight-passenger gondola
Uncrowded slopes: On average 2 people per acre/5 people per hectare
Parks & pipes: 3 terrain parks – perfect for all levels of riding. Drop into the superpipe at the Snow Park Technologies designed Snowmass Park; or practice in the quarterpipe at Makaha Park and try the easier rails to learn the basics in Lowdown  Park.
Restaurants: 7 total – Elk Camp, Gwyn’s High Alpine, Lynn Britt Cabin (lunches and snowcat dinner rides), Sam’s Smokehouse, Two Creeks Café, Ullrhof and Up 4 Pizza. 


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 will host 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 Dates: November 24, 2016 – April 16, 2017
Base Elevation: 7,945 ft./2,422 m
Summit Elevation: 11,212 ft./3,418 m
Vertical Rise: 3,267 ft./996 m
Terrain: 675 acres/273 hectares
Number of trails: 76
Miles/km of trails: 64 miles/103 km
Longest run: 3 miles/4.8 km
Steepest runs: Elevator Shaft section of the Silver Queen run – slope angle of 42 degrees
Snowmaking: 210 acres/85 hectares
Lifts: 8, including 1 six-passenger gondola
Uncrowded slopes: On average, 3 people per acre/ 9 people per hectare
Restaurants: 5 total - Sundeck, Bonnie’s; Ajax Tavern, Chair 9 and element 47 at The Little Nell at the base. 


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 Dates: December 10, 2016 – April 9, 2017
Base Elevation: 8,040 ft./2,451 m
Summit Elevation: 11,675 ft./3,559 m (top of Highland Bowl 12,392 ft/3,777 Meters.)
Vertical Rise: 3,635 ft./1,108 m
Terrain: 1,040 acres/421 hectares
Number of trails: 122
Miles/km of trails: 84 miles/135 km
Longest run: 3.5 miles/5.6 km
Steepest runs: Go-Go Gully, Highland Bowl (description on Highlands’ Extreme Guide) – slope angle of 48 degrees
Snowmaking: 110 acres/44 hectares
Lifts: 5
Uncrowded slopes: On average, 2 people per acre/ 5 people per hectare
Restaurants: 4 total – Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro and Merry-Go-Round



Ranked #1 Overall Resort by Transworld Snowboarding 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 center for children — invites young kids to find their way into the sport of skiing through gentle slopes and interactive play areas.

Season Dates: December 10, 2016 – April 2, 2017
Base Elevation: 7,870 ft./2,399 m
Summit Elevation: 9,900 ft./3,018 m
Vertical Rise: 2,030 ft./619 m
Terrain: 470 acres/190 hectares
Number of trails: 44
Miles/km of trails: 21 miles/34 km
Longest run: 3 miles/4.8 km
Snowmaking: 108 acres/44 hectares
Lifts: 8, 3 hi speed quads, 1 double, 4 S3 lifts
Uncrowded slopes: On average, 3.7 people per acre/ 8 people per hectare
Park & pipe: 2 terrain parks. Buttermilk Park has over 100 features including a 22-foot superpipe and an X Games slopestyle course. For the beginner, Ski & Snowboard Schools Park (S3 Park).
Restaurants: 2 total – Bumps at Buttermilk Mountain Lodge and The Cliffhouse

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Aspen Mountain:
22 Nov, 2018 to 14 April, 2019
22 Nov, 2018 to 14 April, 2019
Aspen Highlands: 
8 Dec, 2018 to April 7, 2019
8 Dec, 2018 to 7 April, 2019

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