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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TTony
Very Good!

4 / 5

Dec 19, 2008
Aspen Mountain has such good terrain that if skied properly, you can almost double the amount of vertical.
LLindsay
Poor!

2 / 5

Aug 01, 2008
Nice, but very crowded and pricey
LLois
Average!

3 / 5

Apr 21, 2008
not too mucked up with touristy junk.....
DDeb
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 15, 2007
I like Aspen for apres skiing and other nearby resorts for terrain and ski school.
SSusan
Average!

3 / 5

Sep 18, 2007
varied terrain but a little expensive
KKathy
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jun 23, 2007
Great town.. wonderful skiing for every level within 20 minutes of town. Great restaraunts and night life.

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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