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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NSNickolas S.
intermediate snowboarder
Average!

3.5 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
Aspen or Ajax if you want to be cool, can be quite an intimidating mountain. From the base it might as well be Everest. But one you get to the top, with it's majestic views, and start to actually make your way down you'll find it's quite possible.... More
TThibaud
expert snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
While the drive to aspen is hideous and strenuous the destination is world class. From steep runs to world class restaraunts aspen is ideal for skiers and snowboarders who want to shred powder in the afternoon then relax in a chalet in the evening.... More
JJJustin J.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 26, 2017
Hands down best local spot with short lift lines and steep deep powder. The restruant has great food and excellent brews to complete the day and keep you hydrated. Love the hike to terrain!
JSJason S.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 23, 2017
I would highly recommend any intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders to ride aspen. Do not go here if it is your first time skiing. I loved taking one gondola to the very top of the mountain. Aspen has been my favorite place so far.
EWEvan W.
Poor!

1 / 5

Oct 20, 2017
Aspen is where it's at if you're a tourist. Everyone please head to Aspen for some wonderful tourist fun. So packed and icy; this place stinks! Ohh yeah, $15 hamburgers, yikes
NGNick G.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 17, 2017
Trees runs for days, some of the best bumps in the country, no beginner runs, ski right into town, amazing views, access to three other mountains, and it's not a Vail resort.
JJason
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 07, 2017
Great mountain, mostly intermediate or advanced. Never crowded, fun town with lots of shopping and night life. Nothing is cheap about Aspen, so bring a big wallet or go somewhere else.
SStacy
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 17, 2013
The scenery was absolutely magnificent. The natural beauty especially when the snow falls so softly in the evening is breathtaking.
JJames
Poor!

1 / 5

Oct 25, 2013
Too Expensive
AAlabelle
Superb!

5 / 5

May 11, 2013
Snowmass is again a great place to ski...so many trails to go and such a great mountain.

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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