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About Aspen, Colorado

Aspen Snowmass' 4 unique ski resorts, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass provide travelers with a world-class mountain destination that caters to all levels of skiers and riders. From downtown Aspen, Colorado, guests to the Roaring Fork Valley can experience four mountains within minutes of one another. The wonderfully Victorian throwback architecture in downtown Aspen offers a glimpse into the Elk Mountains' storied mining-boom era.

Above town, Aspen Mountain (formerly known as Ajax) is the local's favorite. At Buttermilk, less-seasoned skiers and snowboarders are welcomed with gentle groomers well spaced glades. In Snowmass Village, ski-in ski-out lodging and slopeside attractions offer the classic base area feel whose convenience and proximity to the slopes can't be denied. Atop Aspen Highlands Bowl, alpine fantasies are realized within sight of the iconic, 14,000k+ Maroon Bells. It’s all here, it's all top-notch and it's all on just one lift ticket. The four resorts combined offer 5,517 total acres of terrain, eight parks and 336 trails served by 43 lifts.

Stay

…in downtown Aspen or Snowmass Village. Both provide perfect basecamps for an unforgettable ski trip.

Ski

…at a top elevation of 12,509 feet on an annual average of 300 inches throughout 5,547 combined acres.

Travel

…by flying directly into the Aspen airport (ASE) for easy convenience. Or fly in and hop in a rental car or shuttle from Grand Junction airport, Eagle County airport or Denver International Airport.

Enjoy

…breathtaking views of 14,000-plus-foot peaks: Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Bells.

Explore

…charming, historic downtown Aspen and the exhilarating nightlife.

Taste

…Aspen’s 100+ world-class restaurants.

Treat

…yourself to designer shopping and award-winning spas.

Experience

…cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and ice skating – just a few examples of Aspen’s many winter activities.

Ski Aspen Colorado

Beginner skiers will thrive at Buttermilk and Snowmass, both have beginner and kid-friendly facilities, and designated “learn to ski” zones designed for adults and children. All-in-all Aspen Snowmass is an intermediate skier’s heaven, since the overwhelming majority of all four mountains, aka the “Power of Four” terrain is designated as intermediate terrain. Beginner skiers, especially first-timers, are discouraged from skiing at Aspen Mountain, because there are no green trails.

On the flip side, expert skiing is what Aspen Mountain or "Ajax Mountain" and Aspen Highlands are known for. There’s no better place for top-to-bottom runs thanks to Ajax’ Silver Queen Gondola’s 3,267 foot vertical ascent. Aspen Mountain is famous for its long, steep mogul runs and challenging fall-line. Those with a spirit of adventure can also get their kicks by hiking the 700 vertical feet to the top of famed Aspen Highland Bowl. You’ll be rewarded at the Bowl’s summit with one Aspen Snowmass’ best views and an unparalleled off-piste experience.

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Current Weather

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High: 77.75°F
Low: 53.75°F

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If you can see yourself sipping wine in the warm Colorado sun, gazing at Aspen's 14,000-foot peaks and indulging in one of Ski Country's best dining and nightlife scenes, make that vision a reality and book your ski trip to Aspen today. We're here to help you make the process easy as possible, and save you money with the industry's largest collection of lodging and lodging and lift ticket deals.

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