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Buttermilk Mountain
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Novices and superstar skiers alike are drawn to the awesome scenery and varied runs of Aspen’s prime winter sports location.

The soft, rolling slopes of Buttermilk, together with one of the world’s best park and pipe facilities, make this mountain extremely unique. Buttermilk has hosted the Winter X Games for 13 years in a row, but the mountain is also home to long, easier routes that bring maximum enjoyment to newcomers. The diverse selection of pleasant runs available at the popular destination brings groups of every ability. So whether you’re a professional or a first-time skier, grab your gear and hit the slopes.

Learn to ski on the green runs with teachers who’ll show you how to develop your skills. Graduate to the blue slopes, such as Buckskin and Big Face Hollow, which run the length of the mountain through coniferous woodland. These lengthy trails make Buttermilk an exceptionally gratifying place to pick up the basics.

Seasoned experts can find challenge on black runs, such as Jacob’s Ladder, which offers thrills for braver visitors. Board the lift at Tiehack and choose from a selection of advanced routes back down the mountain.

Two terrain parks lie on the slopes of Buttermilk, containing pipes and jumps for people who like to catch air on their way down a mountain. Try your first tricks at S3 Park before showing off in the more demanding Buttermilk Park.

Aspen and its surrounding areas transform in summer, changing from a winter wonderland to a destination for trekking and other summer sports. Hike along mountain trails or look down upon the slopes from a gondola ride. As the snow melt fills the rivers, opportunities for whitewater rafting abound. In the evening, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of concerts in the open air, which are held throughout the season.

The slopes of Buttermilk Mountain are conveniently located near Aspen airport. Visit in ski season between December and April. If you’d rather watch the experts before trying it yourself, be a spectator at the Winter X Games in January. Return in the summer to enjoy all the warm-weather beauty and thrills throughout Aspen Snowmass.

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Inn at Aspen
Inn at Aspen
3 out of 5
38750 Highway 82, Aspen, CO
The price is $100 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in the mountains, this Aspen hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access within 3 mi (5 km) of Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Aspen Art Museum. Aspen ...
4.1/5Very Good! (933 reviews)
"everything was great, staff is friendly and loved our room and how clean it was"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Inn at Aspen
Hotel Aspen
Hotel Aspen
3 out of 5
110 W Main St, Aspen, CO
The price is $159 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in the heart of Aspen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Isis Theatre and Aspen Mountain. Buttermilk Mountain and Aspen Highlands are also within ...
4.1/5Very Good! (875 reviews)
"Well there is nothing unique. It’s a place to sleep and in the area it’s the best price you will find."

Reviewed on May 16, 2021

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Mountain Chalet Aspen
Mountain Chalet Aspen
3 out of 5
333 East Durant Avenue, Aspen, CO
The price is $125 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Downtown Aspen, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Wagner Park and Aspen Mountain. Buttermilk Mountain is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.
4.4/5Excellent! (849 reviews)
"location"

Reviewed on May 15, 2021

Mountain Chalet Aspen
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Inn at Aspen
Inn at Aspen
3 out of 5
38750 Highway 82, Aspen, CO
The price is $100 per night from May 17 to May 17
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Hotel Aspen
3 out of 5
110 W Main St, Aspen, CO
The price is $159 per night from May 17 to May 17
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Mountain Chalet Aspen
3 out of 5
333 East Durant Avenue, Aspen, CO
The price is $125 per night from May 17 to May 17
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St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums
St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums
2.5 out of 5
334 W Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO
The price is $70 per night from May 17 to May 17
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The St. Regis Aspen Resort
5 out of 5
315 East Dean St., Aspen, CO
The price is $349 per night from May 17 to May 17
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Oregon Trail - Four Bedroom Townhome
Oregon Trail - Four Bedroom Townhome
4.5 out of 5
204 Oregon Trail, Aspen, CO
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Aspen Meadows Resort
Aspen Meadows Resort
4 out of 5
845 Meadows Rd, Aspen, CO
The price is $174 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 7
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Elegant and Spacious Maroon Creek Townhome With Views
Aspen, CO
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Ritz-Carlton Club, Aspen Highlands by Frias
Ritz-Carlton Club, Aspen Highlands by Frias
4.5 out of 5
0075 Prospector Road, Aspen, CO
Ritz-Carlton Club, Aspen Highlands by Frias
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