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Skiing in Aspen / Snowmass

Aspen is famous for skiing. Between Aspen and Snowmass, there are four distinct ski resorts—Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass. Each resort has its own ski school and terrain for all skiers. Adventurous skiers have great access to cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, and ski mountaineering. On this page, you’ll find updated information on Aspen Snowmass ski resorts and ski vacations in Aspen.

Explore our recommended activities and attractions in the Aspen Snowmass area and start planning your perfect trip. Don't hesitate to contact us with questions or for further details on recommendations for things to do in the area.

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Aspen Highlands

Aspen Highlands has expansive views, extreme skiing, and world-class on-mountain dining. Located just outside the town of Aspen, Aspen Highlands is built onto a ridge that rises for over 4,000 feet. Highlands Bowl, which requires a high-elevation climb up the ridge, is a test piece for adventure skiers.

Aspen Mountain Ski Resort

Called Ajax by the locals, Aspen Mountain Ski Resort has steep glades, secret powder stashes, and a famous ski scene. Because of its complex terrain, Aspen Mountain is best for Intermediate to Expert Skiers. 

Snowmass, the largest Aspen Snowmass ski resort, offers endless terrain and a family-friendly village. The acclaimed ski school at Snowmass is perfect for beginners and kids. The modern terrain on the Big Burn and Elk Camp is great for cruising and intermediate skiing.