Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Snowmass is home to four ski areas: Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands & Buttermilk and two unique communities: Aspen and Snowmass. This resort brings together people from all walks of life, offering terrain for every type of skier and rider. However, this is an experience that is more meaningful than just getting people up and down ski runs. Aspen Snowmass is the original modern mountain resort: it is a heart-pounding, mind opening, spirit refreshing, downright ideal destination. Aspen Snowmass is a cultural hub, an intellectual center, a capital of cuisine, and a bastion of the arts. It is an international destination with cosmopolitan sensibilities and down-home charm.

Aspen Snowmass is a winter resort complex located in Pitkin County in western Colorado in the United States. Owned and operated by the Aspen Skiing Company it comprises four skiing/snowboarding areas on four adjacent mountains in the vicinity of the towns of Aspen and Snowmass Village.

The four areas collectively form one of the most famous winter resorts in the world and are annually the destination for visitors from all over the world.

Experience The Power of Four
Aspen Mountain 

The identities of Aspen Mountain and the city of Aspen are intertwined. Both are rooted in a silver mining past, and both are forever moving forward in the pursuit of pleasure
today. For visitors, joy can come in many forms here: excellent skiing and riding on the mountain, followed by world-class dining and shopping in town. When it comes to terrain, Aspen Mountain is unlike any other ski mountain in America, offering an abundance of options in a surprisingly compact space. A dash down the Face of Bell is a rite of passage for expert skiers the world over, while those in search of groomers can cruise down the same runs that hosted the 2017 Audi FIS World Cup Finals. When the day is done, watch the action on the mountain fade into town at Ajax Tavern, the iconic après ski spot at the base of the Silver Queen Gondola.

Aspen Highlands

Situated in between Aspen Mountain and Buttermilk, you will find a true original – Aspen Highlands. Rising 3,635 feet (1,108 meters) from the base area, this narrow ridge presents a dramatic reveal as you ride the chairlift up — blue and black runs dive down its flanks, while glimpses of the iconic Maroon Bells in the distance leave little doubt that you are on the one-and-only Aspen Highlands. Once you are at the top, you’ll find the real reason why this mountain is adored by locals: the hike-in terrain of Highland Bowl, rising another 717 feet above the last lift. Over at the newly renovated Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro — where the après ski scene goes into overdrive around 2 pm — rub elbows with an eclectic mix of locals, international skiers and the occasional celeb over pots of steaming fondue and glasses of champagne.

Buttermilk Mountain

Buttermilk represents the quieter side of Aspen Snowmass. Here you can enjoy excellent beginner terrain, the smooth but steep advanced runs of the Tiehack area, and the amazing scenery of nearby Pyramid Peak. Try some new tricks at the S3 Terrain Park or the Buttermilk Terrain Park, which despite its international fame (courtesy of the X Games Aspen) still has a mellow vibe to it. At Buttermilk, lift lines are a rare sight, allowing you to enjoy as many turns as you can squeeze into a day. At the base, the new Hideout — an innovative learning center for children — invites young kids to find their way into the sport of skiing through gentle slopes and interactive play areas.

Snowmass Mountain

Covering 3,332 Acres (1,360 Hectares), Snowmass presents skiers and riders with every type of terrain they could possibly want: steeps, glades, moguls, top-to-bottom groomers, terrain parks and even playful kids’ trails through the trees. As a result, the mountain’s variety and accessibility have made it an easy choice for families and groups. Spend your day connecting one blue cruiser to the next and enjoying the mountain’s daily “noon groom.” Seeking adventurous terrain with a backcountry feel? Scope out the double-black glades of Hanging Valley Wall and the Cirque on the mountain’s upper reaches. Young children love how the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center mingles fun lessons outdoors with hands-on play indoors. Meanwhile, Elk Camp comes alive with four lanes of tubing, excellent après ski and dinner options and lots of family fun every Friday at Ullr Nights.

Ski Rentals

At Aspen Snowmass, equipment rental is a pleasure – the experience gives you not just skis, boots and gear, but improved performance, some sound advice, and a great big smile.
Four Mountain Sports is the only outfitter with convenient locations at the base of all four mountains, each of them stocked with the latest and greatest equipment, and apparel that’s not only functional but fashionable. The staff knows the equipment, and they’ll fit you not only for size and skill but for the terrain you’ll be tackling.


There are four mountains and to ensure you enjoy your trips between them all Four Mountain Sports offer free storage and transfer for all rentals. Just drop your gear at one of the many corrals


So much can be gained by spending time with our experienced Pros on the mountain. Confidence, guidance, friendship, wonder. The dedicated Pros of the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass are here to make sure you have the best day of skiing and riding possible. From personalized guidance for you and your friends or family, to instruction for all ages in a group lesson, our team will help you improve your technique and make your days on the slopes more enjoyable. It’s a big reason why many of our guests return to Aspen Snowmass year after year.

Snowmass 50th Anniversary

The 2017-2018 winter season marks the 50th anniversary of the Snowmass Ski Area. Snowmass Tourism, together with Aspen Skiing Company and others, are creating a season-long celebration in commemoration of the anniversary. Celebrations include vintage 1967 lift ticket pricing of $6.50 on Friday, December 15, 2017, a festive weekend of anniversary activities from December 15-17, 2017, and additional fun events throughout the season.


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