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Skiing: Colorado > Colorado Ski Areas

Quick Facts


Average Annual Snowfall: 200 Inches
Base Elevation: 7,870 Feet (2453.2 Meters)
Easiest Terrain: 35%
Expert Terrain: 0%
Half Pipe: Yes
More Difficult Terrain: 39%
Most Difficult Terrain: 26%
Number Of Lifts: 4 3 High speed Quads, 1 Ski/Snowboard school lift
Number Of Runs: 44
Skiable Acres: 435 Acres
Snowboard Park: Yes
Snowmaking Acres: 108 Acres
Summit Elevation: 9,900 Feet (3086.0 Meters)
Vertical Rise: 2,030 Feet (632.8 Meters)

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General Description

Riding through the trees in the Aspen area
Copyright: Biege Jones - Aspen Skiing Company
Riding through the trees in the Aspen area
Buttermilk Mountain, one of four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass resort complex, is located just three miles outside the town of Aspen and is considered one of the premiere learning mountains in the country. Buttermilk Mountain was created in 1958, to add some variety, because Aspen Mountain was considered too difficult for beginners. Buttermilk's ridge rises 2,030 vertical feet above the base area, forming a natural promontory offering ridgetop trails, two summits and magnificent views of surrounding mountains. Most of Buttermilk's 435 acres are groomed each night and 74 percent of Buttermilk's ski and snowboard terrain is rated beginner or intermediate. Not only is Buttermilk a great place to learn to ski or snowboard, but it also offers a great snowboard park and excellent carving terrain. Buttermilk is also, through 2007, the home of the Winter X Games. Buttermilk is accessible by free shuttle from downtown Aspen.

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: Late November through Mid April .

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

Aspen Mountain - Aspen Mountain rises imposingly out of the heart of downtown Aspen to 11,212 feet. For over fifty years, skiers have looked to the steep slopes above town for some of the most challenging skiing in the world.

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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