Many of the staff here at Ski Independence will tell you that Aspen Snowmass is the World's best ski resort - high praise indeed when you consider they've visited most of the competition!
There are four ski mountains to explore on the same lift ticket - Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass, all with their own unique character. The best ski hotels and condos are located in the town of Aspen or at Snowmass Village where a brand new base area was completed in 2009.
Aspen has a reputation for high-end glamour and glitz (and it's there in spades if you want it) but you don't have to look far to discover a relaxed, sometimes bohemian, local's town with heaps of character and charm.
Skiing in Aspen Snowmass
Aspen Highlands boasts breathtaking vistas of the surrounding Maroon Bells and an abundance of expert terrain and groomed cruisers. Hike to the 3,777 metre summit of Highland Bowl for Colorado's ultimate in-bounds backcountry rush and with the addition of the Deep Temerity lift there is no need for that long ski out any more. Aspen Highlands also has some amazing groomed runs too, it's not all about the adrenalin rush of the bowl but still, Aspen Snowmass are proud to offer some of the most challenging big mountain terrain in North America.
Snowmass is the largest of the four Aspen Mountains and has a massive amount of groomed runs, glades, steeps and even hikes to play with. The Snowmass lift system is second to none and the Snowmass base area (added in 2009) is a superb addition to the feel of the mountain. Snowmass is the perfect place for a family ski holiday.
Aspen Mountain - and its famous black-diamond terrain - has kept the town of Aspen on the map since 1947, serving up glades, bumps & steeps for anyone who dares to step off the lift.
Buttermilk is famous as the home of the ESPN Winter X Games and voted #1 by Transworld Snowboarding Magazine Reader's Poll for best pipe. Buttermilk built its 50-year legacy on wide-open and gently rolling trails that cater to beginners and families. Keep an eye our for Olympians, Winter X Games champs and other park kids braving the new Olympic-caliber, 6.7 meter superpipe in the legendary terrain park.
Aspen Snowmass In the Media
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- Important information
Season 28 Nov - 20 Apr Ski Area 5505 acres Annual Snowfall 300 inches Number of Lifts 43 Ski Shuttle Free between the four ski areas during the day. Blue Runs 20% Red Runs 45% Black Runs 35% Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
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- Distance from airports
Aspen 10mins Denver 4hr30min