WELCOME TO SUMMER
Gain an elevated perspective at Aspen/Snowmass this summer. Your adventure is waiting to happen. Use the links to the left to discover all the exciting activities, dining and cultural experiences that Aspen/Snowmass has to offer in the summer.
Whether you’re keen on bolstering your freeride skills at Bike Snowmass, tackling an epic mountain singletrack, or cruising along the charming streets of Aspen, our little corner of Colorado is ideal for cycling.
Don't let your kids miss out on the summer mountain experience of a lifetime. Camp Aspen/Snowmass provides a fun, dynamic environment for ages 1 through 15. Open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, June 3 - August 30.
Aspen Highlands to open for a bonus weekend, April 27-28
Aspen Highlands will be closed April 22-26 and reopen for Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28.
Aspen/Snowmass Season Passes are valid as they are during the regular season.
Parking will be $10 at the Aspen Highlands Parking Garage on Saturday and Sunday. The free shuttles from Buttermilk will leave Buttermilk parking lot at :00 & :30 on the hour starting at 7 am until 5:30 pm and the free skier shuttle will also run to Aspen Highlands from Aspen starting at 7:40 am.
Ticketing pricing April 15-21 and April 27-28:
Aspen/Snowmass Passholder Extensions (Double Flex, Flex, Adult Classic): $35
Child/Youth and College Classic Pass Extensions: $20
Season Passholders from other Colorado resorts: $39
Season dates: December 14, 2012 - April 21, 2013
Bonus weekend: April 27-28, 2013
Base elevation: 8,040 ft./2,451 m.
Summit elevation: 11,675 ft./3,559 m. (top of Highland Bowl 12,392 ft.)
Vertical rise: 3,635 ft./1,108 m.
Terrain: 1,028 acres/416 hectares
Number of trails: 118
Miles/km of trails: 84 miles/135 km
Longest run: 3.5 miles/5.6 km
Types of trails: easiest: 18%, more difficult: 30%, most difficult: 16%, expert: 36%
Lifts: 5: 3 high-speed quads, 2 triples
Lift hours: All lifts open at 9 am. Exhibition lift is now open until 4 pm. All other lifts close at 3:30 pm.
Ski & Snowboard School: The 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 at the base of the mountain. Click here for more information.
On-Mountain Restaurants: 2 total: Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro and Merry-Go-Round
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...
Also, if you would like more options and ideas or want to talk with someone who is always in the know, call our Concierge Services at 800-525-6200 x4715.
Exclusive offers are available for American Express® Cardmembers when booked through Aspen/Snowmass Concierge Services. Get more when you use your American Express card.
Paid Parking: HOV (four or more people) park for FREE in the main parking structure at the base of Aspen Highlands. Paid parking is enforced from 7:30 am to noon daily. No charge for vehicles arriving after noon, space available. Daily parking fee is $10 on week days and $20 on weekends and holidays. Highlands seasonal stickers are $349 for the public and $299 for premier passholders (also valid at Lots C, E and Two Creeks in Snowmass) and can be purchased from the parking attendant from 7:30 am until noon daily. Spaces are limited, permits do not guarantee a spot.
Bus Service: Skier shuttles, Castle/Maroon and Maroon Creek Road buses provide continuous service from Rubey Park from 6:20 am to 2 am with increased frequency during peak times of 8 to 10:55 am and 2:30 to 4:30 pm. The Castle/Maroon bus is FREE and runs every 20 min. The free Maroon Creek Road shuttle runs every 30 minutes. Pick up a winter bus schedule for more details.
ASC Shuttle: A van runs from the designated Aspen Highlands parking lot at Buttermilk to Highlands beginning at 7 a.m. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes to 11:30 a.m. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the shuttle runs every 30 minutes. Shuttle resumes every 15 minutes schedule at 2:30 p.m. at Aspen Highlands until the last run from Highlands to Buttermilk at 5:30 p.m. Pocket cards with times are available at the Highlands Guest Service desk.
NO PARKING ON MAROON CREEK ROAD. Vehicles will be towed.
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.
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.
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
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