Buttermilk Mountain

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Buttermilk Mountain is part of the Aspen Snowmass resorts group of mountains which includes Snowmass, Aspen Mountain (Ajax), Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountain. This means you get access to four mountains on one lift ticket offering skiers/boarders a large variety of terrain covering 5,300 acres and close to the town of Aspen giving you access to a large amount of dining, nightlife, and shopping. Each mountain, including Buttermilk Mountain, has its own personality. Shuttle buses travel between all of the mountains, the town, and almost all condominium complexes. All of this makes Aspen Snowmass one of the world’s most popular ski resorts and one of the best overall resorts rated by Ski Magazine.

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By Werdna (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Of the four mountains, Buttermilk Mountain would be considered the most family friendly. It is the easiest of the four and it is a great place for beginners to practice their skiing on uncrowded slopes. It is also a fun mountain, by offering a great variety of wide-open and well groomed trails. Buttermilk Mountain is one of the highest rated mountains by magazines for overall satisfaction and gets high marks for their terrain parks. Being more family oriented, there is not much of a nightlife at Buttermilk Mountain. You’ll need to hit Aspen for good après-ski.

At Buttermilk Mountain, you also have access to the innovative Treehouse Adventure Center. The 25,000-square-foot facility boasts a climbing gym, teen activities, kids’ retail and a host of themed rooms for ages eight weeks to four years, all right at the base of the slopes. The center at Buttermilk Mountain also houses ski-school check-in, rentals and family après under one roof.

Buttermilk Mountain is famous for hosting the X Games and being voted #1 for best pipe. The 22-foot superpipe in the legendary terrain park does not disappoint, as many X Games winners, Olympians and up-and-comers competing at Buttermilk Mountain can attest.

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Mountain Profile

Top Elevation

Top Elevation: 9900

Base Elevation

Base Elevation: 7870

Vertical Drop

Beginner: 35

Total Runs

Total Runs: 44


Intermediate: 39

Skiable Terrain

Skiable Terrain: 470


Advanced: 21

Terrain Parks

Terrain Parks: 2


Expert: 5

Night Skiing

Night Skiing: No


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