RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Aspen Mountain
The ski resort Aspen Mountain is located at Aspen Snowmass (USA, Colorado). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 103 km of slopes available. 8 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 2,422 and 3,418 m.
The Aspen Mountain ski resort is located directly in Aspen where advanced skiers have had their territory since 1947. More than half of the slopes are difficult and easy slopes can not be found.
America, USA, Colorado
Season: November – April
Ski pass price: 124 €
User rating :
| MOUANTAIN TOP
| MOUANTAIN LOW
| T-BAR LIFT ETC.
| CHAIRLIFT ETC.
| GONDOLA ETC.
| NIGHT SKIING
| SNOW CANNONS
CURRENT SNOW REPORT
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| LIFTS OPEN
| LAST SNOWFALL
Sat 19 Jan (0)
| CURRENT FRESH SNOW
| NEXT 9 DAYS
Snow history for Aspen Mountain
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Aspen Mountain?
Look at the statistics and graph of historical snow depths for the ski resort.
For the last 5 years, week 9 has been the most insecure with 165 cm snow depth on average in Aspen Mountain.
The measurement is made as an average of the snow depth at the highest and lowest point of the mountain.
Best tips for Aspen Mountain
Aspen is our favourite American resort. It has everything we look for – well, everything except convenience. Our affection depends heavily on the presence, a little way down the valley, of Aspen Highlands – and on Snowmass, much further down the valley (and covered in a separate chapter). So most days you have to ride a bus; that doesn’t worry us – or you, we gather: most people who try it are captivated. Lack of crowds is part of the appeal of America in general, but in Aspen the quiet slopes are particularly impressive. Many rich and some famous guests jet in here, and for connoisseurs of cosmetic surgery the bars of the top hotels can be fascinating places. And the place does seem to be drifting even further upmarket, with ever fewer funky bars and ever more international-brand shops. But, like all other ‘glamorous’ ski resorts, Aspen is actually filled by ordinary holidaymakers. Don’t be put off. Aspen was built on silver-mining – in 1892 it had 12,000 inhabitants; it declined until skiing started here in the late 1930s, when there were only 700 inhabitants. The first lift was opened shortly after World War 2, and Aspen hasn’t looked back. Aspen Mountain is right above the town, its access lifts starting yards from the main street. But most of the slopes covered by the ski pass are a bus ride away. Around 3km away are Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands. Buttermilk has the Inn at Aspen hotel at the base. Highlands has a limited amount of lodging (including the very smart Ritz Carlton Club). Snowmass, 14km away, is a proper little resort beneath a big mountain that gets its own chapter.
- Wonderfully uncrowded slopes
Attractive, characterful old town, with good restaurants and shops
- Excellent Aspen Highlands and Snowmass just down the road
- Convenient airport on edge of town
- Slopes split over four separate mountains (including Snowmass), served by efficient, free buses
- Expensive, and tending to become more so as cheap places disappear
- A bit isolated – no other major resorts within easy day-trip distance
Source: Ski Club of Great Britain