Aspen Mountain Colorado

Good

3.8 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Trails

Beginner
0%
Intermediate
48%
Advanced / Expert
52%
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Overview

The Good 

  • Steep terrain with long runs and lots of moguls - a real expert's playground
  • Endless activities and vibrant nightlife in city of Aspen just next to the base
  • Family-friendly resort
  • Lift ticket also covers Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk

The Bad

  • Not suitable for beginners; try nearby Snowmass or Buttermilk instead!
  • Limited groomed runs
  • No terrain parks, but there are natural features around
  • Can be a pricey ski vacation

Find Freshies: Ride between the trees from the end of Bear Paw to Rayburns above Spar Gulch. Unofficially known as the Cone Dumps, this is where unlimited face shots await!

Ditch the Crowds: The Ajax Express lift is one of the busiest lifts, giving access to the upper mountain and two on-mountain restaurants. Avoid it during lunchtime or take the Silver Queen Gondola for other awesome terrain. 

Local's Pick: Traynor’s Ridge - the terrain is steep with large rocks and cliffs to launch off while you weave between the trees! 

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Good

3.8 / 5

based on 46 reviews

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JDJeremy D.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
I love this park. The runs are fun and always varied, the lift time and wait is never very bad. And the options you have from easy runs to diamonds is great. It’s the perfect place for begenners and pros both. If your looking for a awesome place to shred aspen is for you... More
BLBen L.
intermediate snowboarder
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
Wicked terrain! Way too much to explore in one day, so spend a few here! Only downside is it is very expensive, lift tickets and accomodations. Can get quite crowded too. It is busy for good reason though1... More
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
My favorite of all the Aspen mountains. Lots of variance in terrain from the nice long trails for cruising, to steep and technical for a challenge. Also, the park is always on point. Lift ticket prices are high but this is one mountain where it may be worth it. The mountain is... More
MSMaximillan S.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
I had the most fun I’ve ever had snowboarding at Aspen mountain, the lifts were efficient, the mountain wasn’t to crowded, and they made it easy to rent equipment. I would definitely shred there again.... More
AGArt G.
beginner skier
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
I hope I win so I can travel there and enjoy a short vacation. LIVING in Lubbock Texas gets boring sometimes. There's nothing to do here. I'm a disabled Marine Corps veteran... More
DHDavid H.
expert snowboarder
Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
I love Aspen! I grew up a skier so when I return to Aspen Mountain and found skiers, I was thrilled. I could feel the mild distain. "Ug snowboarder". The nice thing about being a former skier is I understand. I have always tried to raise the bar for the clan of Burton... More
ACAlbert C.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
Aspen was more than I expected. Super friendly staff and such a great environment. The trails were perfectly groomed and has some amazing views. Truly a excellent experience!! I've been recommending the resort to all my friends!... More
EMEric M.
beginner snowboarder
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
This would be fun, and be the best time ever. I would love to do this. This is a trip of a life time. It’s also beautiful as can be.... More
SISait I.
beginner skier
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
Amazing resort for beginners like myself. Friendly staff and great amenities, I would highly recommend it. I stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed each day. The town of Aspen is also great.... More
PEPeter E.
intermediate skier
Average!

3 / 5

Nov 11, 2017
Love it.awesome place.Love to go back.great people.great accesability.great resort.great peole.great prices.great lodging and food.perfect family place.perfect great accomodations and the lodge.love it.love to go there again.great skiing especially with all the snow.... More

Lifts

Gondola & Tram
1
High Speed Quad
1
Quad Chairs
2
Triple Chair
1
Double Chairs
3

Elevation

Base
7,946 feet
Summit
11,214 feet
Vertical drop
3,268 feet

Terrain

Total runs
76
Terrain Parks
0
Longest Run
3 miles
Skiable Terrain
675 acres
Snowmaking Area
210 acres
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