Aspen Ski Areas
This is the place to see and be seen in Aspen. The new Gondola whisks you to the top in no time, and from there you have numerous options to explore, as Ajax is known for its stashes that hold good snow long after a storm. The best part may be all the options for après ski at the end of the day. From the Ajax Tavern to 39 Degrees and the free hot tub, you’re sure to find a relaxing place to unwind after hitting hard all day.
For a long time, this was the “locals’ secret”, and it’s still where most people that live here head to on a big powder day. With relentless steeps and the fantastic Highlands Bowl, this mountain has all you can take. It’s not just for experts though, with plenty of mellower riding available on the lower mountain as well. A true Colorado gem.
Buttermilk is a mountain that caters to two different groups. On one hand, it has the most beginner friendly terrain, and is an excellent place to learn to ski, or to get reacquainted with the sport. On the other hand, it boasts one of the longest terrain parks in North America, and has been home to the winter X Games for many years running. You have to experience the incredible super pipe to really believe just how big it is!
Once considered the family resort, Snowmass has something for everyone. Miles of endless cruisers will keep the vacation crowd happy, while steep cliffs and chutes in the Hanging Valley area cater to the skiers looking to push their limits. With 3000 acres of terrain and over 4000 feet of vertical, Snowmass is one of the largest resorts in Colorado. Don’t miss it!