USA Ski Resort Guide for Aspen

Aspen Ski Resort Guide

About the Resort

The down side to this resort is the fact that the slopes are split over four separate mountains and it can be expensive. Apart from that, it is a great place to come if you are looking for an attractive town with wonderful skiing conditions for all abilities. It has a good mix of accommodation although some is a bus ride away from the lifts, with lodges, chalets, B&B's, condos and inns to choose from.

About the Mountains near Aspen

The expert skier will be spoilt for choice, it has a great array of black runs and there is the Olympic Bowl area to enjoy. Intermediates will find the runs on Highlands - a ridge served by three fast quad chairs, really worth skiing. Beginners will find Buttermilk, one of the least challenging mountains served by a fast quad from the main base lodge, has wonderfully groomed conditions and Panda Hill at its base the best to practise on.

Apr├Ęs Ski at Aspen

Self catering is popular here and the standards are high. There are various dining options ranging from the eye wateringly expensive to the cheaper options giving good value food at a rrasonable price. Many of the restaurants are also bars and hotels still provide great watering holes. There is a recreation centre with a swimming complex and an indoor ice rink.

Aspen Resort Ratings Guide

Snowfall RatingSnow Reliability5 Stars
Ski Lifts Number of Lifts 8
Resort HeightResort Height 2425 m
7950 ft
Run Length Slopes / Runs 2425-3415 m
7950-11210 ft
QueuesQueues 4 Stars
Green Ski% of Green Pistes in resort 0%
Blue Ski% of Blue Pistes in resort 48%
Red Ski% of Red Pistes in resort 0%
Black Ski% of Black Pistes in resort 52%

Local Tourist Office Information

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Telephone: 925 1220