The name Aspen, Colorado, encompasses not only the most iconic ski town in the United States but also its ski mountain along with Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk. Snowmass is the largest, with such a well-developed and sophisticated base village as to be regarded as an entity itself (see Snowmass section). The beauty of the region is that all four resorts, referred to collectively as Aspen Snowmass, are minutes from each other, linked by shuttle buses, and skiable on the one lift pass.
Despite a glitzy reputation and being a favorite of the rich and famous, Aspen is still a regular town inhabited by regular people. Yes, A-list celebrities, movie stars, and sportspeople patronize and visit Aspen, but so does everyone else. As a result, there are art galleries and restaurants that could easily be transplanted to London or New York, alongside regular cafes, diners, grocery stores, T-shirt/souvenir shops, and much more. There are several eateries catering for family dining. This egalitarianism is evident in accommodation offerings too, from the most elite to dozens of lodges, hotels, and condominiums catering for every budget.
Why Choose Aspen?
4 Ski Areas On The One Pass – 5,527 total acres. 362 trails. 41 lifts
One Of The Worlds Greatest Ski Towns
An Out Of This World Arts Scene
Home To The Aspen Winter X Games
Aspen Mountain Key Statistics
Beginner Runs 0%
Intermediate Runs 48%
Advanced Runs 52%
Summit Elevation 11,212 Ft / 3,417 m
Ski Area 673 Ac / 272 ha
Aspen Highlands Key Statistics
Beginner Runs 0%
Intermediate Runs 23%
Advanced Runs 77%
Summit Elevation 12,392 Ft / 3,777 m
Ski Area 1,010 Ac / 408 ha
Buttermilk Key Statistics
Beginner Runs 35%
Intermediate Runs 39%
Advanced Runs 26%
Summit Elevation 9,900 Ft / 3,000 m
Ski Area 435 Ac / 176 ha
Snowmass Key Statistics
Beginner Runs 6%
Intermediate Runs 47%
Advanced Runs 47%
Summit Elevation 12,510 Ft / 3,810 m
Ski Area 3,362 Ac / 1,360 ha
Aspen Lift Passes At A Glance
Your lift pass grants you access to all four ski areas, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass. There are adult passes (18-64), child (0-6) teen 1-17), and senior (65+) day and multi-day passes. There are also season passes available for those lucky enough to ski and ride for the season.
If you have an IKON Pass you receive 7 days at Aspen Snowmass or an IKON Base Pass (with the $150 upgrade) you receive 5 days of skiing at Aspen Snowmass.
5 Things To Do In Aspen
First Tracks On Ajax
Hike Highlands Bowl
Aspen Powder Tours
Race Your Friends On NASTA Aspen Mountain
Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride
Wheeler Opera House
Aspen Ski Season Dates
Generally, Aspen opens in late November and closes in mid April.
Open: November 25th 2021
Close: April 17th 2022
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