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Top 5 Guest Rated
1. The Little Nell
2. Hotel Jerome
3. St. Regis Aspen
4. The Gant
5. Aspen Meadows

Nearby Cities & Towns
Snowmass Village 6.6 Miles
Basalt 16.9 Miles
Crested Butte 24.0 Miles
Carbondale 25.6 Miles
Leadville 28.4 Miles
Eagle 32.1 Miles
Vail Valley 33.1 Miles
Beaver Creek 34.1 Miles
Minturn 34.3 Miles
Avon 34.3 Miles
Glenwood Springs 36.8 Miles
Vail 39.1 Miles
Copper Mountain 42.1 Miles
Gunnison 45.0 Miles
Breckenridge 46.3 Miles
Frisco 46.7 Miles
Silverthorne 50.8 Miles
Dillon 51.3 Miles
Keystone 52.6 Miles
Cedaredge 62.8 Miles

There's no lack of things to do in Aspen. Visitors can take tours of historic landmarks such as the Wheeler Opera House or the Hotel Jerome, and shop at trendy outlets or smaller local stores. A selection of art galleries, a theater, and a concert hall are available for those seeking cultural engagement. The town of Aspen also plays host to a number of festivals, workshops, and competitions during the year, meaning something is almost always going on any time of the year.

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Aspen Ski Resorts, Skiing in Aspen, Colorado, Aspen Ski Trails, Mountains and Ski Lodges
Aspen is one of the premiere ski towns in North America. Yes it has glamour, money and celebrities, but it also has an interesting history, both in skiing and mining, and boasts great skiing on four separate mountains.

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Aspen Ski Resorts, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass
Select from the featuerd resorts below of available resort properties in Aspen, including maps, facts, and ski information.

Aspen Mountain
Aspen Mountain Resort is where skiing began on Ajax Mountain back in 1947 when they opened the world’s longest ski lift of the time. While the Aspen’s first resort might not be the biggest in the area, its lack of beginner terrain makes it a favorite for intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders.

Aspen Mountain Facts
Summit elevation: 11,212 feet
Vertical drop: 3,267 feet
Base elevation: 7,945 feet
Number of lifts: 8—1 gondola, 1 high-speed quad, 1 high-speed double, 2 quads, 3 doubles
Snowmaking: 31 percent
Skiable acreage: 673 acres
Uphill capacity: 10,775 per hour
Expert: ++++
Advanced: +++++
Intermediate: ++++
Not recommended for beginners and first-timers

How does little Buttermilk, with only 420 acres compete with the bigger resorts in the Aspen area? The answer is simple: by optimizing its terrain to serve beginners and snowboarders, Buttermilk Ski Area has perfected the Apres lifestyle.

Buttermilk Facts
Summit elevation: 9,900 feet
Vertical drop: 2,030 feet
Base elevation: 7,870 feet
Number of lifts: 9—2 high-speed quads, 3 doubles, 4 surface lifts
Snowmaking: 25 percent
Skiable acreage: 435 acres
Uphill capacity: 7,500 per hour
Parks & pipes: 2 parks, 1 pipe
Expert: +
Advanced: ++
Intermediate: ++++
Beginner: +++++
First-timer: +++++

Aspen Highlands
Founded in 1958, Aspen Highlands is part of the four-resort network that makes skiing in the Aspen area so diverse. Sitting adjacent to the Aspen Mountain Ski Area, Aspen Highlands provides more skiing diversity within its boundaries.

Highlands Facts
Summit elevation: 11,675 feet
Vertical drop: 3,635 feet
Base elevation: 8,040 feet
Number of lifts: 5—3 high-speed quads, 2 triples
Snowmaking: 14 percent
Skiable acreage: 1,010 acres
Uphill capacity: 6,500 per hour
Parks & pipes: None
Expert: ++++
Advanced: +++++
Intermediate: ++++
Beginner: +++
First-timer: ++

One of the largest ski resorts in Colorado, with over 3,000 skiable acres and a vertical drop that is close to 4,500 feet. Snowmass Resort maintains 84 runs, and at 4,406 vertical feet, Snowmass has the most in the country. Featuring 3,132 acres of terrain, 91 trails, 21 chairlifts and access to your choice of cruisers, glades, steeps, terrain parks and halfpipes.

Summit elevation: 12,510 ft./3,813 m
Vertical drop: 4,406 ft./1,343 m
Base elevation: 8,104 ft./2,473 m
Number of lifts: 21 (lifts and gondolas)
Snowmaking: 22 percent
Skiable acreage: 3,132 acres/1,267 hectares
Longest Run: 5.3 miles/8.5 km
Parks & pipes: 3 terrain parks and 1 beginner pipe
Expert: ++++
Advanced: +++++
Intermediate: ++++
Beginner: +++
First-timer: ++

Aspen Ski Resort Facts, Mountains, Ski Trails

Aspen Region Facts
Dining: +++++
Apres-ski/nightlife: +++++
Other activities: +++++

Aspen Skiing Company, P.O. Box 1248, Aspen, CO 81612
Area code: 970
Ski area phone: 925-1220
or (800) 525-6200

Snow report: 925-1221 or (888) 277-3676

Toll-free reservations:
(800) 262-7736 or 925-9000
Fax: 925-9008
E-mail: info@aspensnowmass.com (ski info); or info@stayaspensnowmass.com (reservations)
Internet: www.aspensnowmass.com (ski area); or www.aspenchamber.org (visitor information); or www.stayaspensnowmass.com (lodging)
Bed Base: 7,750; 13,050 within 10 miles
Nearest lodging: Slopeside, hotels, condos
Resort child care: 8 weeks and older
Adult ticket, per day:
$82 (06/07), good on all 4 hills.

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