Aspen Mountain, Aspen, CO

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Aspen Mountain in Aspen, Colorado and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. The city of Aspen, in Pitkin County is located at the base of the Aspen Snowmass mountain sometimes referred to as Ajax Mountain. The Aspen Skiing Company was founded in 1946, and Aspen Mountain […]

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Aspen Mountain in Aspen, Colorado and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. The city of Aspen, in Pitkin County is located at the base of the Aspen Snowmass mountain sometimes referred to as Ajax Mountain. The Aspen Skiing Company was founded in 1946, and Aspen Mountain was the first of many mountain ventures for the company. This Colorado area was originally founded as a mining camp during the silver boom. Today, Aspen Snowmass, as it is known throughout the resort industry, operates four mountains in total, which are all located a short distance from each other. The Aspen Snowmass family of mountains are not interconnected but easily accessible by the local transit system. The city of Aspen (and Aspen Mountain) is a world-class destination with a flair for arts and culture but still retains its small city charm.

At Escape2ski you’ll find out – what to know…before the snow.

On the Slopes

  • Aspen Mountain, which is famous for it’s black diamond terrain, may only cover 675 acres, however; this is 675 acres of terrain has a variety of glades, bumps and steeps to keep your heart pumping. Worth noting is that there is no terrain park on Aspen Mountain.
  • To the best of Escape2ski’s knowledge, Aspen Mountain is the only mountain in North America that has “no” designated beginner (green) trails. This is something to take note of when planning your Aspen adventure.
  • One huge convenience to visiting this resort is that you can purchase a lift ticket that entitles you to use it at all four of the Aspen/Snowmass mountain areas.
  • There are four on-mountain restaurants for your convenience, and as you descend down the mountain you will be treated to a lovely view of the city of Aspen, the airport and the many adjacent mountain peaks.

Off the Slopes

  • The City of Aspen is a collection of red brick buildings that offer a hint of how the past may have looked. It offers boutiques, dining covering every type of cuisine, shopping and many lodging choices depending upon you tastes. Interested in après ski, Aspen offers a great nightlife atmosphere with bars and nightclubs.
  • You can also find a good selection of family-friendly activities in Aspen, including an outdoor skating rink or the Aspen Recreation Center complete with pools and many other activities.
  • The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (Sardy Field) is situated northwest of Aspen Mountain and is quite possibly the closest airport to any major Mountain Resort in North America. The airport is serviced by the commercial airlines as well private operators.
  • The Roaring Fork Transit Authority provides “free” bus transportation between the four mountains - Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. This service operates from 8:00am to 4:30pm daily. From Aspen Mountain to Snowmass the bus service operates until 2:00am. Call 970-925-8484 for further information.
  • The Galena Street Shuttle is a “free” service that operates continuously from the Rio Grande Parking Plaza to the Silver Queen Gondola located at the base of the mountain. Operating times are 8:15am to 5:00pm during winter and summer seasons.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
3267 ft / 996 m

Base Elevation:
7945 ft / 2422 m

Summit Elevation:
11212 ft / 3418 m

Skiable Area:
675 acres

Average Snowfall:
300 in / 762 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 76

Beginner: 0 (0%)

Intermediate: 36 (48%)

Advanced: 20 (26%)

Expert: 20 (26%)

Terrain Parks: None

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: No

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free and Paid

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Aspen-Pitkin CO, 4mi / 7km

Nearest Major City:
Denver CO, 198mi / 319km

Nearest Town/City:
Aspen CO, Near Base Area

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-525-6200

Direct Phone: 970-923-1227

Snow Phone: 1-888-277-3676

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 23 to Apr 15

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
9:00am to 3:30pm : See website for any updates

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 8

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 1

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 1

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 2

Triples: 0

Doubles: 0

Surface Lifts: 4

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Aspen-Pitkin County Airport  (ASE)
Distance: 4 mi / 7 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Denver Intl Airport  (DEN)
Distance: 181 mi / 292 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Airport Transportation