Aspen Buttermilk

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “Smallest of the Aspen resorts. Great terrain parks & pipes but nothing but beginner/intermediate terrain”

Freeriding

40%

Some between the pistes

Freestyle

75%

Monster pipe & good parks

Pistes

60%

Fine but dull

Mountain stats

Top lift:3018
Vertical drop:619
Bottom lift:2399

LiftsLift count : 5 x Chairlifts   2 x Drag-lifts   2 Magic carpets

Ride area 470 acres/34km

Easy
35%
Intermediate
39%
Advanced
26%
Total Pistes:44
Longest Piste:3miles

Buttermilk is probably the weakest of the 4 Aspen Mountains but it does play host to the Winter X-Games, so things can't be too bad.

The area leading from the main base is home to some nice easy beginner runs, veer off a bit from the top of the Summit Express and you'll be faced with a 1.5km continuous terrain park, filled with rollers and hidden features in the trees. It also leads to the main Crazy Town terrain park, and at the bottom that absolutely monster halfpipe that is used in the X-Games.

More advanced runs are found off the Upper Tierack chair, but the runs are pretty short generally.

Buttermilk is one of the better areas for learning on and rarely gets busy, but more advanced riders should head to the other mountains. If its terrain parks that get your juices flowing then you can't really go wrong here.

Resort Information

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World Ranking

44th

Overall in USA

  • #55 best freeride
  • #13 best freestyle
  • #37 best piste riding

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