About Buttermilk Mountain
Buttermilk Mountain is one of the four Aspen Resorts and has long been a popular destination for families and beginners. Recently, Buttermilk has become famous for hosting the Winter X Games each year.
There are plenty of wide open, rolling groomers at Buttermilk. Park-riders will find plenty of natural features to jib off, as well as a couple of freestyle terrain parks.
Greens and blues make up the majority of Buttermilk's 470 acres. Some blacks exists, but there is no expert terrain available (double-blacks).
There is no downtown Buttermilk or fancy mountain village, but there are some lodging and dining options available at the resort. On the mountain, near the scenic summit, is a restaurant called Cliff House. Down at the base is the larger Bumps Restaurant and the Inn at Aspen.
Nearby, Aspen has way more accommodations and is a free shuttle-ride away.
Reasons to Go:
Winter X Games in January through 2012; Fun mountain for freestyle skiing/riding.
MTgnar Rating:3.5 out of 5
Winter X Games 14, athlete, Phil Casabon getting big air at Buttermilk.
Buttermilk Ski Area Location
Buttermilk Mountain Info
Annual Snowfall: 300.0 inches/762 cm
Ski Area: 470 acres
Base Elevation: 7870 feet/2393 meters
Summit Elevation: 9900 feet/3010 meters
Hours of Operation: 9am-4pm
Season Dates: mid December - early April
P.O. Box 1248
38700 Highway 82
Aspen, CO, 81612
Main Phone Number: 800-525-6200
Closest Airport: Aspen/Pitkin County ASE
Miles from Denver: 220
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Bobbi Brown at the Winter X Games 14 in Buttermilk.
Large mountains creep up around Buttermilk Ski Area.
The village base at Buttermilk Mountain near Aspen.
Small double-lift taking you leisurely up Buttermilk.