Buttermilk Ski Area Snowboarding

The 16th most popular snowboarding destination in Colorado.

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West of Aspen, the Buttermilk Ski Area, known as the easiest of the four Aspen ski areas, has 44 runs spread over 470 acres that are served by 4 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,030 feet. While the terrain may not be challenging for snowboarding at Buttermilk, there is an awesome 2 mile long snowboarding terrain park with over 120 features. The main terrain park is accessed off the Summit Express Lift. The ski area averages over 300 inches of snowfall annually.

For apres ski, try Woody Creek Tavern. For nightlife, check out Shooters or Escobar for dancing, Double Diamond for live music or Club Chelsea for rave. Still need more, try Jimmys American Bar, La Cocina, Lava Room and Erics Bar.

To reach Aspen by air, the nearest airports are Aspen, Grand Junction and of course, Denver International Airport. If you do drive from Denver, plan on five hours or more especially if traveling on Fridays or Sundays. If you haven't been to Aspen in a while, keep in mind that about 75% of the hotels have converted into condos since 2000. So, you'll probably end up in a vacation rental. Even some of the "hotels" are really just front for condo associations.

Overall, Buttermilk Ski Area is the 16th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 28 snowboarding resorts in Colorado. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Buttermilk Ski Area including Aspen Highlands Ski Area, Snowmass Ski Resort and Aspen Mountain.

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Local Contact(s):  Buttermilk Ski Area (970) 925-1220; Ute Mountaineer (970) 925-2849; Aspen Expeditions (970) 925-7625; Aspen Avalanche Info (970) 920-1664.

Recommended Book:  "Aspen Snowboard Guide" from Neal Beidleman

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Mountain Chalet (970) 925-7797; Hotel Aspen (970) 925-3441

Luxury Loding:  Limelight Hotel, Aspen; Sky Hotel, Aspen; St. Regis, Aspen; Hotel Jerome, Aspen

Breakfast Restaurant:  Cafe Ink, Aspen; Victorias Espresso

Reference Source:  click here https://www.aspensnowmass.com/

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GPS:  39.20622, -106.85765

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  3/1/2019

ID:  11195

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Buttermilk Ski Area Snowboarding Map