Buttermilk Ski Area, Aspen, CO

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Buttermilk Ski Area near Aspen, Colorado and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Buttermilk Ski Area is located near the city of Aspen, Colorado. Buttermilk Ski Area opened for operation in 1958 and has always been considered an area for skiers or snowboarders new to the […]

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Buttermilk Ski Area near Aspen, Colorado and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Buttermilk Ski Area is located near the city of Aspen, Colorado. Buttermilk Ski Area opened for operation in 1958 and has always been considered an area for skiers or snowboarders new to the sport and also a great place for families to truly enjoy their slope time together. The mountain has terrain that will entertain those of novice ability and appeal to those of more advanced skill who may want to enjoy a leisure day on the slopes. Today, Aspen/Snowmass, as it is known throughout the resort industry, operates four mountains in total, which are all located adjacent to each other. They are not interconnected but easily accessible by the local transit system.

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On the Slopes

  • Buttermilk Ski Area is known for its wide-open terrain and over 44 gently rolling trails, which are situated over 470 acres.
  • If you are looking to improve your skill level, Aspen/Snowmass ski and snowboard schools are committed to, along with their talented instructors, provide you with the best possible learning experience.
  • Buttermilk Ski Area is home to a legendary terrain park, which has played host to the X Games and has over 100 features including a 22-foot/6.7m Super Pipe and an X Games Slopestyle course. It also hosts, the Panda Pipe and the Ski and Snowboard school parks, which are designed for beginners.
  • One huge convenience to visiting Buttermilk is that you can purchase a single lift ticket for use at all four of the Aspen/Snowmass mountain areas.
  • After a great lunch at one of Buttermilk’s two on-mountain restaurants, Bumps and The Cliffhouse, take the time to check out the mountains longest run, which is 3mi/4.8km long. Be sure to stop and enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains and the view down the valley on your descent.

Off the Slopes

  • 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.
  • The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (Sardy Field) is situated only 2mi/3.2km from Buttermilk and is quite possibly the closest airport to any mountain resort in North America, which makes it a wonderful convenience. Commercial airlines, as well as, private operators service the airport.
  • Après ski and accommodation options are available at the base of Buttermilk or in the nearby Snowmass village and city of Aspen.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
2030 ft / 619 m

Base Elevation:
7870 ft / 2399 m

Summit Elevation:
9900 ft / 3018 m

Skiable Area:
470 acres

Average Snowfall:
200 in / 508 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 44

Beginner: 15 (35%)

Intermediate: 17 (39%)

Advanced: 12 (26%)

Expert: 0 (0%)

Terrain Parks: 2

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: Yes

Half / Mini Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

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, 2mi / 3km

Nearest Major City:
Denver CO, 196mi / 316km

Nearest Town/City:
Aspen CO, 3.5mi / 6km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-525-6200

Direct Phone: 970-923-1227

Snow Phone: 1-888-277-3676

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 9 to Apr 8

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: 0

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 3

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 0

Triples: 0

Doubles: 1

Surface Lifts: 4

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Aspen-Pitkin County Airport  (ASE)
Distance: 2 mi / 3 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Denver Intl Airport  (DEN)
Distance: 184 mi / 296 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Airport Transportation