Buttermilk Ski Area

While Buttermilk Ski Area is best known for wide-open, gently rolling trails that cater to beginners and families, Buttermilk is also famous as the home of ESPN's Winter X Games. On the slopes here you may see Winter X Games champs, Olympians and other brave souls working their way through the giant features of Buttermilk's legendary terrain park: Snow Park Technologies Branded Park including the X Games Superpipe (550 feet long) and the X Games Slopestyle course. In 2008 Buttermilk opened a new 22-foot Olympic-class Superpipe. There's 5 terrain parks (Teaser, Ski & Snowboard School, Uncle Chuck's, X Park and Jacob's Ladder) plus the Panda Pipe (for beginners). In spite of all the X Games stuff, the unsurpassed grooming and abundance of beginner terrain make Buttermilk the perfect learning mountain for new skiers and snowboarders.

There's more than 14,000 beds for rent within a 10-mile radius of Buttermilk Ski Area. There are 2 restaurants at the mountain: Cliffhouse and Bumps. Four-Mountain Sports at the base of the slopes offers equipment retail and rentals.

Along with Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Snowmass, Buttermilk is part of the Aspen/Snowmass Ski Complex owned and operated by the Aspen Skiing Company

Quick Facts about Buttermilk Ski Area

Season: Mid December - Early April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, MST
Lifts: 9:
* 2 high speed quads
* 3 double chairs
* 2 handle tows
* 2 ski/snowboard school lifts
Average snowfall: 200 inches
Snowmaking: 108 acres
Base Elevation: 7,870 ft
Summit elevation: 9,900 ft
Vertical Rise: 2,030 ft
Total Ski/Board Terrain: 470 acres
Number of Trails: 44
Trail Classifications:
Beginner: 35%
Intermediate: 39%
Advanced: 26%
Expert: 0%
Longest Run: 3 miles
Buttermilk Ski Area
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