Aspen Snowmass Ski Company, Colorado

The Aspen Snowmass Ski Company

The Aspen Snowmass Ski Company encompasses four spectacular ski resort mountains within the Roaring Fork Valley, all with notable features. The old saying goes, “Ski in Aspen to be seen, take the family to Snowmass (or Buttermilk), and Aspen Highlands is for skiers.” The Aspen Snowmass company considers itself a values-driven company that nurtures and respects the coexistence of resorts, communities, and the environment.

Aspen Mountain :: Aspen Highlands :: Buttermilk Resort :: Snowmass Resort

Aspen Snowmass Ski Company Culture

From the beginning, Aspen has been known as a mountainside center for arts and culture. Their motto is that a renewal of mind, body, and spirit can be achieved when all three are engaged. Aspen has always been renowned as the playground of the rich and famous. Although this is not a highlight in their media, it’s no secret. Along with this status comes many extravagant things, including the highest cost of living in the US.

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Aspen Mountain

Aspen Mountain is considered the “town mountain” as all runs lead to the heart of Aspen. Where nothing short of eclecticism is ready to embrace you. The town of Aspen is posh, elegant, and playful; the après scene is always on, along with shopping, dining, and cultural events.

Aspen Mountain Specs

Aspen Mountain has 673 skiable acres and is known for its Aspen glade runs that drop you off in town. This mountain is more of a blue with some black-level runs and plenty of thigh-burning groomers to keep you pumped. For the jet set crowd, you can fly right into Aspen via the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport in Aspen.
  • Skiable area – 673 acres
  • Trail classifications – 0% beginner, 48% intermediate, 26% advanced, 26% expert
  • Total Runs – 76
  • Terrain Parks – 0
  • Longest run – 3 miles
  • Lifts – 8 total, 1 gondola
  • Average Snowfall – 300” per year
  • Top Elevation – 11,212 ft
  • Base elevation – 7,945 ft

Aspen Highlands Trail Map

Aspen Highlands Trail Map

Aspen Highlands Ski Resort

Aspen Highlands is the place to find fantastic expert terrain. The area primarily consists of Double Diamond Expert terrain, featuring the famous hike-to-only Highland Bowl, which peaks at 12,392 feet. This resort offers 1,010 skiable acres and is considered some of the most intense skiing in the state.
  • Skiable area – 1,010 acres
  • Trail classifications – 0% beginner, 23% intermediate, 12% advanced, 65% expert
  • Total Runs – 118
  • Terrain Parks – 0
  • Longest run – 3.5 miles
  • Lifts – 5 total
  • Average Snowfall – 300” per year
  • Top Elevation – 12,392 ft
  • Base elevation – 8,040 ft

Buttermilk Mountain

Aspen Snowmass Buttermilk Mountain

Buttermilk Mountain Resort

Considered the ultimate playground for kids and big kids, too. This notorious family-friendly resort is the place for beginners and families to master their skills and ease their way into new challenges. With two terrain parks and one superpipe, the tricksters in your group will not be disappointed. Buttermilk has been the location for the Winter X Games.
  • Skiable area – 435 acres
  • Trail classifications – 35% beginner, 39% intermediate, 26% advanced
  • Total Runs – 44
  • Terrain Parks – 2 (1 superpipe)
  • Longest run – 3 miles
  • Lifts – 8 total
  • Average Snowfall – 200” per year
  • Top Elevation – 9,900 ft
  • Base elevation – 7,870 ft

Snowmass Resort

Aspen Snowmass Ski Company

Snowmass Resort - Aspen Snowmass Ski Company

Snowmass is the largest of the four mountains, with 3,363 skiable acres. Famous for its wide cruiser runs, family-friendly atmosphere, and extensive “ski-in ski-out” lodging. You will be challenged to ski all this terrain during your visit or an entire season.

Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village will make your entire family feel at home. After your day on the slopes, the Village is ready to continue your Colorado experience. Almost all lodging has (95%) ski-in/ski-out convenience, accompanied by several stylish and trendy options for dining, entertainment, and shopping nearby. The ease of transitioning from your time on the slopes to apres ski time becomes an extension of the best ski vacation ever. Learn more about Snowmass Village and the other non-skier winter activities waiting to be discovered.
  • Skiable area – 3,362
  • Trail classifications – 6% beginner, 47% intermediate, 17% advanced, 30% expert
  • Total Runs – 94
  • Terrain Parks – 3 (1 Superpipe and 1 Mini pipe)
  • Longest run – 5.3 miles (Longshot)
  • Lifts – 16
  • Average Snowfall – 277” per year
  • Top Elevation – 12,510 ft
  • Base elevation – 8,104

by Kathleen Fitzsimmons

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