Aspen Snowmass' four ski resorts—Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk—provide the perfect opportunity to experience four unique vacations within minutes of one another. Aspen's glitzy attractions and Aspen Mountain offer an iconic ski-vacation experience, while Buttermilk provides less-seasoned skiers and snowboarders with welcoming, gentle groomers. Snowmass affords a slopeside allure that can't be denied, and fantasies become realities atop Highland Bowl—it's all there, it's all top-notch and it's all on just one lift ticket.
Snowmass: family-friendly fun and ski in ski out convenience
Connected to Aspen by a short shuttle ride, Snowmass is ideal for families and those seeking ski in, ski out accommodations. Snowmass is a cruiser's dream thanks to its assortment of wide-open trails, off-piste steeps and glades, and the longest lift-served vertical rise in the United States. Freestylers will appreciate the top-notch terrain parks and Olympic-quality Superpipe. Renowned for its family offerings, Snowmass is home to The Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center, a 25,000-square-foot facility for toddlers through teens. Snowmass offers numerous lodging options, 95 percent of which are ski-in, ski-out and range from budget hotels to luxury townhomes.
Aspen's allure reaches the far corners of the ski world, and first-time visitors quickly realize mining-era charm and big-city sophistication make this resort a truly unique destination. Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola ferries skiers from the downtown core up 3,267 feet to lap Ajax's top-to-bottom runs. Skiers and snowboarders hunt down powder stashes long after storms have cleared, and intermediate-to-advanced skiers carve perfect turns on buttery corduroy. It's just a short, free shuttle ride to Aspen Highlands, the "locals' favorite," where Highland Bowl’s untouched powder beckons. Aspiring X-Games athletes (including those taking their first laps through the park) and beginners head to Buttermilk to test out the terrain parks and gentle greens.