Aspen Mountain Ski Area Snowboarding

The 14th most popular snowboarding destination in Colorado.

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In Aspen, the Aspen Mountain ski area, commonly known just as Ajax, has 76 runs spread over 675 acres that are served by 8 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 3,267 feet. This is the original ski area in the Aspen valley and is known for its single-black diamond terrain.

If youre looking for steeps, try Walshs Run on the western slope of Gentlemans Ridge. Or Dumps run off the western slope of Ruthies Ridge.

Looking for backcountry adventure? Try Richmond Ridge from the Ajax summit. Or, hook up with Aspen Mountain Powder Tours to explore some freshies on the backsidee of the mountain.

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

Overall, Aspen Mountain Ski Area is the 14th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 28 snowboarding resorts in Colorado. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Aspen Mountain Ski Area including Aspen Highlands Ski Area, Snowmass Ski Area, Buttermilk Ski Area and Sunlight Mountain Resort.


Local Contact(s):  Aspen Mountain 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

GPS:  39.18519, -106.82079

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  12/15/2017

ID:  11431

Aspen Mountain Ski Area Snowboarding Map