Over 675 acres of skiable terrain, Did you know that Aspen is made up of four seperate areas, Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. A total of over 5,300 acres. Not only is this a great ski resort but it's lively varied nightlife and restaurants and the simple elegance of a town who's tradition is steeped in the old wild west keeps visitors coming back for more season after season.
Aspen is renowned for its excellent skiing across four mountains of uncrowded pistes,
Aspen itself was a booming silver mining town in the 1890's and produced a sixth of all the silver mined in the USA. .This brought wealth and prosperity and Aspen soon boasted a population of 12,000 with numerous daily newspapers and a varied nightlife which swung from its own Opera House to a red light district. Something for all!
However the good times were not to last for ever and plummeting silver prices took the town with it and Aspen's star faded. By the 1930's many had left and its buildings started to fall to rack and ruin. Skiing started in the 1930's and Aspens first lift was constructed just after the Second World War and since it was founded back in 1946 by Walter Paepcke Aspen has never looked back.
*Aspen is not suitable for the total ski beginner, as there are no green runs. Buttermilk offers great beginner runs.
2442m - 3147m
Self Drive Distance
355Km: 4-5hrs from Denver
Last Updated: Mar 2012