Buttermilk
Courtesy of the Colorado Tourism Board

Key Info

38700 Highway 82

Price & Hours

Prices vary, see website for details
Hours vary seasonally

Details

Recreation, Skiing Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
4.1scorecard
  • 3.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

With 21 miles of open, stress-free trails, Buttermilk is the perfect spot to try your first run or to teach your kids to ski. According to visitors, all the beginner trails are groomed and the runs are wide so there's plenty of room for skiers to maneuver. You can also sign up for private ski and snowboard lessons if you need some guidance. Recent visitors described the instructors as friendly, positive and helpful.

Beginner-friendly slopes aside, this mountain also offers trails for intermediate and expert skiers and is known for its 22-foot superpipe and X Games-inspired course. Buttermilk's two terrain parks (not counting an easier area for novice boarders) comprise more than 100 distinct features.

Sitting about 3 miles northwest of Aspen, Buttermilk is open between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. every day from mid-December to early April. Lift tickets vary in price, depending on the season, and can be used to access any of the four local ski areas. If you're looking to save on passes, consider purchasing them in advance from the Aspen-Snowmass website.

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