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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DDiane
Very Good!

4 / 5

Aug 13, 2009
Aspen has greast lodging & fun restaurants. It's not as family-friendly, though, & pricier. We'd like to try Steamboat springs for a family vacation & see how it compares to Beaver Run & Aspen.
JJohn
Superb!

5 / 5

Jul 15, 2009
Aspen is great because of a number of factors such as mountain terrain, snow conditions, scenery, nightlif and dining. Aspen has it all.
SSunil
Average!

3 / 5

Jun 29, 2009
Its gotten to be too pricey these days. But Aspen is still a beautiful ski place.
PPaul
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jun 04, 2009
Aspen is beautiful but the one time I went there it was REALLY cold.
EErika
Very Good!

4 / 5

May 25, 2009
Aspen is Aspen. Great skiing, dining, nightlife, people, beauty. It's a whole experience there.
RRichard
Very Good!

4 / 5

May 22, 2009
The town is wonderful to walk through. The attitude of most people is down to earth. You can have great skiing but if you are uncomfortable afterwards by how the locals treat you, you won't want to go back. Not the case when my wife and I went there.
MMark
Superb!

5 / 5

Mar 16, 2009
great snow, great town to visit, and we ususally stay at the same hotel
WWayne
Average!

3 / 5

Mar 12, 2009
Great but Aspen itself is small mnt, need to travel to Snowmass for variety
TTheresa
Superb!

5 / 5

Jan 21, 2009
Great condos at ski club prices and a good location for all skiers to go to the other mountains.
RRmbonamarte
Average!

3 / 5

Jan 08, 2009
Usually always good snow conditions as well.

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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