Aspen, Colorado Ski Area
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What Sets Aspen Mountain Apart?

  • Nearly 70 years of skiing history
  • Skiing and riding the same runs that have hosted World Cup races for decades
  • Unreal glades, bumps and steeps for advanced skiers and riders

Visitors Love ...

  • The Sundeck for its panoramic view deep into the Elk Mountains
  • Access from the heart of downtown Aspen
  • The après ski scene at Ajax Tavern
  • The pop-up Oasis champagne bar of Fridays
  • And in summer: lunch at the Sundeck, hiking trails, on-mountain activities and yoga classes.

Locals Love ...

  • The aforementioned glades, bumps and steeps
  • The mountain’s amazing ability to stash powder for days on end.
  • And in summer: hiking trails and Bluegrass Sundays.


Winter Season dates: November 22, 2014 – April 19, 2015

Base elevation: 7,945 ft./2,422 m

Summit elevation: 11,212 ft./3,418 m

Vertical rise: 3,267 ft./996 m

Terrain: 675 acres/273 hectares

Number of trails: 76

Miles/km of trails:  64 miles/103 km

Longest run: 3 miles/4.83 km

Types of trails: easiest: 0%, more difficult: 48%, most difficult: 26%, expert: 26%

Lifts: 8: 6 primary – 1 gondola (14-minute ride), 1 high-speed quad, 1 high-speed double, 1 quad, 2 doubles; 2 secondary – 1 quad (Little Nell), 1 double (Bell Mountain)

Lift hours: All lifts open at 9 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. except FIS lift which closes at 3:45 p.m.

Ski & Snowboard SchoolThe Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass are a collection of talented and inspired Pros that are committed to helping you build confidence, understand the terrain, and guiding you to the next place in your skiing or riding. Our Pros know more than just teaching, and are willing to share knowledge of the resort and community that can help shape an unforgettable experience during your stay with us. Click here for more information.

Rental/Retail:  Four-Mountain Sports/D&E Ski and Snowboard Shop/D&E Women across the street from the Silver Queen Gondola. Click here for more information.

On-Mountain Restaurants: 4: Sundeck, Bonnie's;  Ajax Tavern and element 47 at The Little Nell at the base. 

Want to take a break from your skis or snowboard or just looking for something new and different? Well, we guarantee you won't run out of options morning, noon or night in Aspen/Snowmass.

Check-out some of the More Mountain Fun options below...

If you love powder, take a POWDER TOUR. Luxury snowcats take you to prime untracked stashes on the backside of Aspen Mountain. Fresh tracks guaranteed and gourmet lunch is included.

For reservations visit the Aspen Mountain Powder Tours desk in the gondola building, call 970-920-0720 or 800-525-6200, ext. 3720 or contact us via email. Cancellation policies apply, please inquire.

complimentary yoga for skiers at 11,212 feet 

Join us for sun salutations at the Sundeck this 2013-14 Winter Season! 

A yoga class at 11,212 feet is the best way to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul during your stay. 

Start your morning with a gondola ride up Aspen Mountain. (Bring your foot pass or ski pass, or visit the Ski Concierge or Gondola Ticket Office to purchase one!)  At the summit, head over to the Sundeck for a complimentary yoga class geared toward skiers, snowboarders and winter sports enthusiasts.  Participants of all levels are welcome.  Views are spectacular and yoga mats are provided.

Class is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. -- 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday in the Winter 2013-14 season. 

For more information, inquire with Concierge or at the Aspen Skiing Company gondola ticket office on your arrival.


Exclusive offers are available for American Express® Cardmembers when booked through Aspen/Snowmass Concierge Services. Get more when you use your American Express card.


 





FREE Parking: Two hours in residential areas for individual drivers. Carpools of two or more adults of driving age can also park for free all day with a carpool parking permit. Carpool parking permits are available at the airport parking kiosk only. Hybrids with current sticker park in designated areas only. Details and stickers can be obtained at the City of Aspen Parking Office (540 E. Main Street).

Paid Parking: Downtown parking meters: Maximum of four hours. First hour: $2, Second hour: $2, Third hour: $3, Fourth hour: $4. Paid parking is in effect from 10 am until 6 pm.

Rio Grande Parking Plaza: $1.50 per hour, $15 per day. 10-punch pass $50. Monthly passes $200.

Shuttle: The free Galena Street Shuttle travels continuously from the Rio Grande Parking Plaza to the Silver Queen Gondola from 8:15 am to 5 pm, during summer and winter seasons.

Day Pass: Allows all-day parking in residential areas for $7 – available at the airport parking kiosk, City Hall, Wheeler Opera House and City Markets. New residential zone meters were installed to make day passes more convenient. Watch local newspapers for information on changes to parking and be sure to comply with all parking signs.

ROARING FORK TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (RFTA) FREE SKIER SHUTTLE

RFTA provides transportation on a year-round basis. FREE buses operate between the city of Aspen and the Town of Snowmass Village. Fare buses transport passengers to other points in the Roaring Fork Valley, between Aspen and Rifle. Visit www.rfta.com for more information.

Additionally RFTA buses connect all four Aspen/Snowmass mountains during the winter season with higher frequency during peak times.

FROM SNOWMASS (times from Snowmass Village Mall)
Snowmass to Aspen: every 15 minutes between 6:15 am and 7:30 pm
Snowmass to Buttermilk: board any Aspen-bound bus and request a stop at Buttermilk
Snowmass to Aspen Highlands: direct service at 9 and 10 am and via transfer at the roundabout throughout the day

FROM ASPEN (times from Rubey Park) 
Aspen to Snowmass Village Mall: every 15 minutes between 6:15 am and 7:30 pm
Aspen to Buttermilk: board any Snowmass-bound bus and request a stop at Buttermilk; Buttermilk-direct buses will have continuous departures from 8 am to 4:30 pm
Aspen to Aspen Highlands: Castle Maroon bus departs to Highlands every 20 minutes from 6:20 am to 2 am (:00, :20 and :40); continuous departures from 8 am to 4:30 pm


FROM ASPEN HIGHLANDS (times from base area)

Aspen Highlands to Aspen: Castle Maroon Bus departs to Highlands every 20 minutes from 6:20 a.m. to 2 am (:00, :20 and :40); continuous departures from 8 to 10:55 am and 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Aspen Highlands to Buttermilk: direct service via Aspen Highlands/Buttermilk shuttle service throughout  the day
Aspen Highlands to Snowmass: direct service at 3:30 and 4:30 pm or via transfer throughout the day

FROM BUTTERMILK (times from base area)
Buttermilk to Aspen: board any Aspen-bound bus from Highway 82; Aspen-Buttermilk direct has continuous departures from 8 am to 4:30 pm
Buttermilk to Snowmass: direct service at 8:30 am, 9:10 am, 10:10 am, 11:10 am, 12:10 pm, 1:10 pm, 2:10 pm, 3:10 pm and 4:10 pm
Buttermilk to Aspen Highlands: direct service via Aspen Highlands/Buttermilk shuttle service throughout  the day

MAX THE MOOSE EXPRESS (must be 5 years of age or older): After the first day of class, kids registered for Ski & Snowboard Schools can take the bus with a ski/snowboard Pro from the gondola building in Aspen to Buttermilk every morning between 8:30 and 8:45 am. Kids will be back in Aspen by 4 pm.


OTHER OPTIONS

VILLAGE SHUTTLE
Village Shuttle is a FREE shuttle service to all multi-family residences and activity centers in Snowmass Village. Service from 6:45 am to 12:45 am. For areas within Snowmass not served by the shuttle, use the Dial-a-Ride Service.

DIAL-A-RIDE SERVICE
For Snowmass Village visitors not served by the Village Shuttle service. Call 923-3030 to schedule service within Snowmass Village. (Give at least 30 minutes notice.) The cost is $1 per person and operates from 8 am to 9 pm.

LATE-NIGHT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
Need a late-night ride home in Snowmass? For service after the Shuttle stops running, “Late-Night Service” provided by High Mountain Taxi, will take you home from the Shuttle Depot from 1 to 2 am; the charge is $1 per person.

PARKING IN THE SNOWMASS VILLAGE MALL
Parking in the lots adjacent to the Snowmass Village Mall area is by permit only. Guests can purchase weekly permits from their lodging company. Residents and employees must have permits. Parking is strictly enforced from the first day of the ski season to the last day of the season. Permits are not required in the summer and off-season.


For more information, call:
City of Aspen Transporation Department: 970-920-5267
Snowmass Village Transportation Department: 970-923-2543
Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA): 970-925-8484

Top Dining Experiences on Aspen Mountain



Aspen Mountain has an undeniable mystique, and it goes beyond just the bumps and steeps. At its four restaurants, you’re guaranteed cuisine on an elevated level, and a vibe that is equal parts Rocky Mountain laidback, and cosmopolitan jet-set.

Chances at spotting a celeb? Good. Odds you’ll eat better at another mountain resort? Slim.

Here are the top dining experiences on Aspen Mountain:

  1. Basking in the Sun at Ajax Tavern – Its midday, the sun is shining, and you have a craving for … truffle fries? Anyone who has skied/snowboarded Aspen Mountain and lunched at Ajax Tavern knows what we’re talking about. This hotspot at the base of the Silver Queen Gondola has forged a sterling reputation for exceptional fare, a prime deck to soak up the rays, and one of the best après ski scenes in the country. After the lifts have closed, dinners are nothing short of spectacular.
  2. Saying Hello to the Elk Mountains from the Sundeck – At the top of Aspen Mountain you’ll find one of Colorado’s prime mountain-top views, and the Sundeck, a come-one, come-all cafeteria-style restaurant that serves up sizzling stir-fry and satiating pizza by the slice. Hoping to not get sucked into the scenic alpine views for too long? Hit Bonnie’s mid-mountain for grab-and-go fare and keep snowboarding/skiing.
  3. Nosh on Locally Sourced Gourmet Cuisine at Element 47 – Remember Chemistry 101? On the periodic table, No. 47 is silver, the mineral that launched the mining boom of Aspen in the 1880s. Today, you might be more concerned with the elements of a healthy diet, and the Little Nell’s Montagna has been remodeled and reinvented as Element 47 to suit your taste. Locally sourced Colorado ingredients comprise a gourmet menu that is served in a dashing new dining room. The restaurant's wine program is legendary — just ask the Master Sommelier for a recommendation.

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