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Buttermilk Mountain

38700 Hwy 82, Aspen, CO 81611-2506
+1 970-925-1220
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Christmas perfect because of Buttermilk and adjoining Tiehack Mountain(so named because they harvested rail ties)

So many variable to amuse even our extreme-skier son, and capped off by best wokfest@ top of... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Robb C
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Los Angeles, California
Beautiful scenery and a wide variety of not-too-tough terrain!

I enjoy skiing Buttermilk. It is a beautiful setting and on days where you don't want to push... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Rebecca V
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Chicago, Illinois
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Buttermilk is one of the best places in Aspen to learn to ski, brush up on your skills or just relax and take in the stunning scenery.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“ski school” (13 reviews)
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38700 Hwy 82, Aspen, CO 81611-2506
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

So many variable to amuse even our extreme-skier son, and capped off by best wokfest@ top of mountain CliffHouse with possibly best vista of Maroon Bells and beyond, even scope to The Highlands ski area, the whole area's highest peak at 12K +...wow, what a...More

Thank Robb C
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I enjoy skiing Buttermilk. It is a beautiful setting and on days where you don't want to push yourself too much, there is a really wide variety of green and blue terrain. It's a good confidence-building mountain. :)

Thank Rebecca V
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I've been skiing for almost 40 years, but I'd never skied Aspen. Perhaps the intimidating Aspen and Aspen Highlands areas. But we were staying in nearby Glenwood Springs, and while its local Sunlight Resort is great, we were ready for a change of pace. And...More

Thank s2mc
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This mountain was a great way to start skiing on the west coast. So much easier to do on real snow rather than ice. We had a first time skier with us so these hills were just right for them and still enough challenges for...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We skied /snow boarded the day after a big snow fall on a sunny clear day. We were visiting Aspen snow mass for the week. I wasn't sure it would be worth going to because it is smaller than the other 3 and we re...More

Thank Saljunebug
Reviewed 16 March 2017

It is smaller but has the X-Game parks. So you can be less aggressive or flat out x-treme. No waits to talk about on any lifts.

Thank Dkazooman
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The best tracks for beginners, its very wide, so its easy to practice. Not very crowded and if take your time the slope can give you half hour of track, its for fun not super fast and dangerous like Ajax is.

Thank FernandoLuizSilva
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

If you are a beginner or want to warm up on the first day of skiing I can't recommend Buttermilk enough. Full of greens and easy blues. The ski school for kids is AMAZING! Don't miss lunch at the top of Summit at the Cliffside....More

1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This mountain is absolutely incredible with the most comprehensive views of all the others. We are definitely coming back for more ski trips.

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Great runs for beginners or those not experienced in powder. Lots of blue and green runs and tiehack is great for black longer runs . Beautiful views and easy to get to on the free bus. Food good but not fantastic.

Thank Susan P
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bosrocker51
Is there a base lodge at Aspen/Ajax, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands or Snowmass? I found a 2008 posting that said lockers are available and some people stash hiking boots at ticket lobbies, but my non-skiing spouse is looking for a place to hang out, read or whatever. We are staying at Snowmass.
20 December 2015|
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Response from RussC373 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a place at the base that has food, hot chocalate and warm called Bumps. There is also free bus transportation that will take him to downtown Aspen and back. A quick 10 minute ride at most and there plenty to... More
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