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Aspen Mountain

Average Annual Snowfall: 300 Inches
Base Elevation: 7,945 Feet (2476.6 Meters)
Easiest Terrain: 0%
Expert Terrain: 26%
Gondolas: 1
More Difficult Terrain: 48%
Most Difficult Terrain: 26%
Number Of Lifts: 8 6 Primary - 1 Gondola(14 minute ride), 1 High speed quad, 1 High speed double, 1 Quad, , 2 doubles, 2 secondary - 1 Quad, 1 double
Number Of Runs: 76
Skiable Acres: 673 Acres
Snowmaking Acres: 210 Acres
Summit Elevation: 11,212 Feet (3495.0 Meters)
Vertical Rise: 3,267 Feet (1018.4 Meters)

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General Description

Aspen and Aspen Mountain at dusk
Copyright: Robert Millman - Aspen Skiing Company
Aspen and Aspen Mountain at dusk
Aspen Mountain, the flagship mountain of the Aspen/Snowmass resort complex, rises imposingly out of the heart of downtown Aspen to 11,212 feet. This 673-acre mountain is known for steeps and bumps and is a favorite among upper-intermediate and advanced skiers. For over fifty years, skiers have looked to the steep slopes above town for some of the most challenging skiing in the world. Aspen Mountain is one of the few ski areas in the country which does not permit snowboards.

Aspen will surprise you. A historic mining town, Aspen's rich culture and community provide endless opportunities for visitors to renew the mind, body and spirit. This acclaimed resort is very much a real town, nestled among some of the most beautiful natural scenery found anywhere in the world. Visitors will find some of the finest restaurants, hotels, shopping, and nightlife of any ski town in the country. The Silver Queen Gondola gives you the opportunity to view this historic town and its surrounding mountain peaks from the summit of Aspen Mountain, winter or summer.

For more information call the Aspen Skiing Company at 800-525-6200, or Aspen Central Reservations and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association at 888-452-2409.

Directions from Denver: Take I-70 west to the Glenwood Springs exit #111. Follow Hwy 82 , 40 miles to Aspen.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Ski Season: November 24th through April 16th .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Child Day Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Prices as of December 2007
Adult Day Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Prices as of December 2007
Senior Citizen Day Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Prices as of December 2007
Youth Day Lift Ticket Call for Current Fee Prices as of December 2007

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Downhill Skiing
ICON Snowboarding

Related Activities
Aspen Highlands - Located just three miles from downtown Aspen, Aspen Highlands features stunning views, long groomed cruisers, and some of Colorado's most challenging terrain.

Buttermilk - Located just outside of Aspen, Buttermilk has plenty of beginning and intermediate terrain. Perfect for beginners and young children.

Snowmass - Snowmass is the largest of the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area. It is a massive 3,128 acre mountain offering incredibly varied terrain for skiing and snowboarding.

More Information

Links to other sites:
Aspen Skiing Company - Official ski area web site.


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