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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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Buttermilk Ski Resort : Aspen, Colorado
Buttermilk ski resort is home to wide, expansive and gently sloping trails that make it family-friendly and great for beginners. For more than 50 years, Buttermilk has earned a reputation as a great all-around ski experience for any skill level. Today it’s famous for hosting the ESPN Winter X Games through 2012 and being voted #1 by Transworld Snowboarding Magazine Reader’s Poll for best park and pipe. The 22-foot superpipe in the hallowed terrain park awaits those who are up to the task, which may include a few X Games winners, Olympians or local sharks with something to prove.

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Buttermilk Skiing

Season dates: December 10, 2011 - April 8, 2012

Base elevation: 7,870 ft./2,399 m

Summit elevation: 9,900 ft./3,018 m

Vertical rise: 2,030 ft./619 m

Terrain: 470 acres/190 hectares

Number of trails: 44

Miles/km of trails: 21 miles/34 km

Longest run: 3 miles/4.83 km

Types of trails: easiest: 35%, more difficult: 39%, most difficult: 26%, expert: 0%

Parks and pipes: 2 terrain parks: Buttermilk Park has over 100 features including  a 22-foot superpipe and an X Games slopestyle course. For the beginner: Panda Pipe and Ski & Snowboard Schools Park (S3 Park)

Lifts: 9: 2 high-speed quads, 3 doubles, 2 handle tows, 2 ski/snowboard school lifts

Lift hours: All lifts open at 9 a.m., Tiehack closes at 3:30 p.m. - Summit Express and Panda Peak close at 4:00 p.m.

Rental/Retail: Four-Mountain Sports at the base of the mountain

On-Mountain Restaurants: 2: Bumps and The Cliffhouse

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