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United States
Phone: 970 925-1220

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About the Ski Resort

Aspen/Snowmass, with two towns, four mountains (Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk), 4,993 acres, 42 lifts, 335 trails and the steepest vertical drop in Colorado, offers the best terrain and greatest variety of Rocky Mountain skiing at a single resort.

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. Most of Buttermilk's 420 acres are groomed each night and 74 percent of Buttermilk's ski and snowboard terrain is rated beginner or intermediate.

However,: despite it being a premier mountain for learners, Buttermilk is home to the ESPN Winter X Games until 2007. While the experts frolic in the Crazy Train Terrain Park - the longest in the world - the rest of the family can celebrate Buttermilk's smooth, wide, rolling trails, perfect for learning a new sport or trick. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned rider, a day at Buttermilk will be a relaxing experience like none other.

Already world famous, each year the X Games get even bigger and bigger with more events and more excitement for everyone. The competitions vary from slopestyle, halfpipe, slalom, motocross, skier X, boarder X and more. Thousands flock to witness professionals do their best for X Games medals at an event that is enjoyable for the whole family.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  35 %

 More Difficult:  39 %

 Most Difficult:  26 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  7,870 ft
Summit elevation:  9,900 ft
Vertical drop:  2,030 ft
Skiable area:  435 acres
Annual snowfall:  200 in
Snowmaking:  26 %
Number of trails:  44
Number of lifts:  9
Types of lifts:  2 Ski School Lifts,
 2 Surface Lift,
 3 Double Chairs,
 2 HiSpeed Quad

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Buttermilk map

Ski Resort directions

From the North:
Located in the White River Nat`l Forest, 200 miles southwest of Denver, 130 miles East of Grand Jct.