"Four Mountains, Endless Possibilities "

  • 4 varied world-class ski mountains: Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk & Aspen Highlands
  • 2 x towns: Chic & fashionable historic Aspen, with lively nightlife, famous for apres ski & Snowmass family friendly base village 
  • 3 miles from Aspen / Pitkin airport, 70 miles from Eagle County airport or 3.5 hours from Denver International Airport.

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Aspen & Snowmass ski resorts summary

Aspen is a world class resort comprised of 4 fantastic mountains, with varied terrain, all on one lift pass. There are 2 main towns for lodging - Aspen town itself & Snowmass base village.

  • Steeped in history, Aspen town has a reputation for sophistication with its abundant nightlife, world-class dining, shops & events.
  • Snowmass has lots of great ski in, ski out accommodation with some shops & restaurants. Snowmass is huge, uncrowded, low key & with its "Treehouse" ski school & childcare centre, perfect for families.
  • Known for its uncrowded slopes Aspen & Snowmass have on average just 2-3 people per acre.

Aspen & Snowmass ski resorts what's new?

  • 2020 / 2021 new covid protocols including reducing capacity, new lift passes to help spread people out, mask zones see what's happening in Aspen Snowmass for 2020 / 2021 ski season
  • New ice cream parlour & hair, nail salon & spa now open in Snowmass base village for 20/21.
  • Big Burn lift at Snowmass is being upgraded to a 6-pack & re-located 200 feet uphill so you can access the lift directly from Ullrhof restaurant for 2020 / 2021 ski season.
  • New Pandora terrain on Aspen mountain is approved, adding 180 acres of terrain & a new chairlift, watch this space! 
  • Phase 2 of new Snowmass base village "The Collective" with live music, movies & games lounge & Mix6 restaurant opening in Dec 2019.
  • New "JUS" drinks, yoga studio, optical retail store, art studio & gallery open in Snowmass base village for 2019 / 2020.
  • New Sam's Italian on-mountain restaurant at the top of Sam's knob in Snowmass. "Slipper service sit-down lunches!"
  • Phase 1 of Snowmass base village now open & ready for the 2019 / 2020 ski season. New ice rink, climbing wall, caviar crepes, new restaurants, complimentary s'mores, new ski shop & lodging. Read more on new Snowmass base village.


Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk & Aspen Highlands ski resorts piste classification

  Aspen Snowmass Aspen Highlands Buttermilk
Expert 26% 30% 65% 5%
Advanced 26% 17% 12% 21%
Intermediate 48% 48% 23% 39%
Beginner 0 5% 0 35%
Longest run 3 miles 5.3 miles 3.5 miles 3 miles
Number of runs 76 98 117 44

Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk & Aspen Highlands ski resorts terrain description

  • Aspen mountain (Ajax) rises out of the heart of downtown Aspen & is famous for its cruisers, steeps, bumps, double-blacks, tree runs & incredible views. 
  • Snowmass has so many runs & so much variety from cruisers, moguls, steeps & glades to off-piste, terrain parks, superpipe and the longest lift-served vertical rise in the United States.
  • Aspen Highlands features extreme terrain, groomed cruisers & breathtaking views of the Maroon Bells. For the ultimate ski/snowboarding experience, hike up and drop into Highland Bowl.
  • Buttermilk is one of North America’s best family learning centres & is home to the ESPN Winter X Games. While experts frolic in the X Superpipe & terrain park, the rest of the family can cruise on the wide, rolling trails.

Piste Map

Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk & Aspen Highlands ski resorts piste maps

Aspen Mountain (Ajax), Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk

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Lifts / Snowfall / Elevation

Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk & Aspen Highlands ski resorts lifts

42 overall Aspen Snowmass Aspen Highlands Buttermilk
Total 8 20 5 8
Gondola 1 1 0 0
6 person pulse gondola 0 1 0 0
High speed 6 pack 0 1 0 0
High speed quads 1 8 3 3
Quads 2 2 0 0
Triples  1 0 2 0
Doubles 3 1 0 1
Ski / board school lifts 0 4 0 4
Platter pulls 0 2 0 0

Aspen Snowmass ski resorts snowfall

Aspen Snowmass ski resorts elevation

feet / metres Aspen Snowmass Aspen Highlands Buttermilk
Base elevation 7945 ft 2422 m 8104 ft 2473 m 8040 ft 2451 m 7870 ft 2399 m
Summit elevation 11212 ft 3418 m 12510 ft 3813 m 12392 ft 3777 m 9900 ft 3018 m
Vertical rise 3267 ft 966 m 4406 ft 1343 m 4352 ft 1326 m 2030 ft 619 m


Apres Ski

Aspen Snowmass ski resorts apres ski

  • Bars / nightclubs - Aspen Snowmass offers something for everyone with everything from billiards to jazz clubs & wine bars, dancing to no-nonsense watering holes & coffee houses.
  • Try Bootsy Bellows or Escobar for late night entertainment with DJ & dancing.
  • Dining - Consistently rated the #1 resort in North America for dining, Aspen Snowmass has over 100 bars & restaurants to choose from. You'll find menus to please every palate here.
  • Arts - Take in an Oscar-winning film screening, see live theatre in the park, or check out international musical acts at the Wheeler. Opera, ballet, fine arts, dinner theatre, Aspen has it all.
  • Music - Check out the wicked live music scene at outdoor concerts in downtown Aspen, Belly Up in Aspen & the Snowmass concert stage. Every week boasts a great lineup; The Offspring, Ziggy Marley, Ozomatli, Violent Femmes, John Hiatt & the Roots have all recently rocked the house.

Recommended Aspen Snowmass restaurants which Chalets USA have been to:

  • Ajax Tavern in the Little Nell, Aspen for apres ski or dinner
  • Limelight bar for apres ski & pizza - Aspen & Snowmass
  • Venga Venga for apres ski at the Snowmass mall
  • L'hostaria Italian restaurant in Aspen, fine dining in the restaurant or sit at the bar for cheaper, smaller plates.
  • Element 47 in the Little Nell Hotel for superb quality, Colorado cuisine for lunch or dinner
  • Jimmy's in Aspen for American cuisine
  • Snowmass kitchen in the Westin, Snowmass
  • Sake Snowmass base village for many types of Sake, sushi, plus a variety of pan asian cuisine
  • Il Poggio Italian traditional & innovative hand-made dishes, Snowmass mall
  • Crepe shack Snowmass base village
  • Brunelleschi's pizza in Aspen
  • Hikory House ribs for a cheaper, family friendly option in Aspen
  • J-Bar in the famous Jerome Hotel, Aspen
  • Sleigh ride / snowshoe or cross country ski to Pine Creek cookhouse

Aspen Snowmass restaurants recommended by Chalets USA clients:

"Jimmy's - We loved the food and atmosphere. We found some superb restaurants - Kenichi - what food!!!!! and the crepe restaurant on Sunday night had great music and of course crepes. "Russell

"We had some great meals. Recommendations made by Helen (Elk Camp on slope, Eight K, Venga Venga, L’hostoria, Element 47 & Jimmy’s) were spot on and exactly to our taste." Hazlewood.

Articles / Videos

Aspen Snowmass ski resorts articles:

Aspen Snowmass ski & snowboard holidays video 2018


One week in Aspen Snowmass ski resort video

Sometimes a week with friends and family can energize and ignite an entire year.


One day in Aspen Snowmass USA video

Take in a full day, from the serene calm of sunrise to the unbridled energy of a night at Aspen Snowmass:

Aspen Snowmass wins "Best Ski Resort" & "Best Nightlife" award:


Rejunvenate Aspen Snowmass video:


The spirit of Aspen Snowmass video:


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