2014-15 Aspen Skiing Company Winter Fast Facts

Mountains: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk

The Power of Four—Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk all within nine miles of each other. Four superb mountains under one pass.

  • 5,547—total acreage across all four of Aspen Snowmass’ mountains
  • 5.3—the longest run at Snowmass in miles
  • 90—the average number of features in the Snowmass Terrain Parks
  • 45—the average time in minutes it takes skiers/riders to hike to the top of Highland Bowl
  • 4,406—vertical feet of skiing/riding at Snowmass making the resort home to the most lift-served vertical in the United States
  • 1—the number of 22-foot Olympic size super pipes at Buttermilk
  • 3—gondolas across the Aspen Snowmass mountains
  • 360—degree view of the Maroon Bells and the surrounding area on top of Aspen Highlands
  • 1946—the year the world’s longest chairlift was completed on Aspen Mountain
  • 42—number of chairlifts available across Aspen Snowmass’ four peaks
  • 1—Transworld Snowboard Reader’s Poll ranked Aspen Snowmass as the #1 Overall Resort
  • 319—miles of trails across all four mountains at Aspen Snowmass
  • 5—terrain parks spread across Buttermilk and Snowmass ranging from the X Games slopestyle course and pipe to the Lowdown beginner park at Snowmass
  • 2.7—average number of people on Aspen Snowmass’ slopes per acre

Activities

And abundance of on-and-off mountain activities that create an all-encompassing winter wonderland for friends and families.

  • 4—the number of new lift-served tubing hill lanes at Snowmass
  • 10—million dollars invested into the base of Buttermilk including a new children’s ski & ride school building called the Hideout
  • 16—Ullr Nights that will take place on Snowmass Mountain at Elk Camp that include activities such as ice skating, live music, snowbiking, bonfire, snow tubing and more
  • 11,212—feet complimentary yoga for skiers will take place throughout the winter season at the Sundeck on Aspen Mountain
  • 60—miles of free cross-country ski and snowshoe trails that connect Aspen, Snowmass and Basalt
  • 45—minutes the free the Wapiti Wildlife Center tours take  across Snowmass Mountain teaching guests about the high-alpine environment, wildlife, tracking, avalanches and winter habitats
  • 25,000—square-feet of space the state-of-the-art Treehouse children’s ski & ride school center is at Snowmass
  • 8—in the morning guests meet at both Aspen Mountain and Snowmass to participate in First Tracks allowing skiers and riders who sign-up the night before the chance to hit the perfectly groomed slopes before the lifts officially open
  • 2—times a day a naturalist from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies leads guests on snowshoe tours at Snowmass and Aspen Mountain
  • 10,000—vertical feet of elevation the typical cat ski/ride guests skis or rides in a day with the Aspen Powder Tours
  • 1,200—ski and ride pros representing 22 nationalities across all four mountains that are committed to helping guests learn and progress in the sport of skiing or riding

Events

With a wide-range of events taking place throughout the winter season, Aspen Snowmass consistently sets the stage for an abundant selection of happenings.

  • 14—years X Games has consecutively taken place in Aspen with this year’s event happening Jan. 22-25
  • 1950—the year Aspen hosted its first big ski race—the Federation Internationale du Ski (FIS) World Alpine Championships. Ski racing has remained a staple on the events calendar ever since
  • 2014—this year Aspen Snowmass will once again host the Women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational
  • 5—the number of Bud Light Hi-Fi Concerts taking place this season kicking-off with Reel Big Fish Nov. 29
  • 2—the number of half-pipes that make up the Red Bull Double Pipe returning to Buttermilk Mountain Mar. 13-14
  • 15—years the Annual Bud Light Spring Jam has taken place across Aspen Snowmass featuring concerts, KickAspen Big Air Invitational, Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls and Terrain Park Boot Camp
  • 75—foot long pond teams of four will attempt to float their homemade craft across in the eighth annual Schneetag

Dining

From delectable offerings to breathtaking views, on-mountain-dining across Aspen Snowmass tantalizes every palate with appeasing offerings.

  • 13—million dollars that was employed to build the on-mountain dining locale called Elk Camp in 2012
  • 4—course meal served at the Lynn  Britt Cabin snowcat dinners
  • 10,750—feet the Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro is located at on Aspen Highlands offering breathtaking views on the Maroon Bells
  • 15—years the Ajax Tavern has been serving-up food at the best place to après—the base of Aspen Mountain next to the Silver Queen Gondola
  • 14,000—foot peaks as seen from the Sundeck located on top of Aspen Mountain
  • 1—ski-in/ski-out Champagne Bars in the world called ‘The Oasis’ located on Aspen Mountain featuring a Veuve Clicquot branded POP-UP bar
  • 3.9—million dollars Aspen Skiing Company has spent with local food and beverage businesses such as Milagro Ranch Beef, Eagle Springs Organics, Avalanche Cheese and more over the past eight years
  • 75—miles away every chicken served at Elk Camp is born and raised and provided by Eagle Springs Organics

Art

In a forward-thinking collaboration between the Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Skiing Company art and skiing became partners in Colorado with an unprecedented program.

  • 2005—the year Aspen Skiing Company and the Aspen Art Museum entered into a contemporary art collaboration called ‘Art in Unexpected Places’
  • 2012- Aspen Skiing Company was awarded CBCA Business for the Arts: Impact Award Winner 2012 – Colorado Business Committee for the Arts
  • 2013—Aspen Skiing Company was awarded The BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America
  • 42—photographic compositions that make-up the Aspen Series, a contemporary documentation of the region done by artist Walter Niedermayr
  • 2014—Anne Collier was commissioned to create the 2014-15 lift ticket art work (an integral part of the ‘Art in Unexpected Places’ program)

Sustainability

            Today, sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company means staying in business forever.

  • 8—times Aspen Skiing Company staff have been to Washington D.C. since 2012 to lobby on climate or other issues.
  • 50—thousand dollars donated by Aspen Skiing Company’s employee funded Environment Foundation to Conservation Colorado and Western Resource advocates to raise awareness about the impacts of leaking methane
  • 2013—ASC helped pass the first air quality rule in the nation to regulate methane leakage from drilling operations
  • 252—the State House Bill that increased the rural electronic co-ops required portion of renewable energy to 20%, up from 10% that ASC, Conservation Colorado and others helped support and successfully pass
  • 2—million kilowatt hours one average month the Elk Creek Coal Mine Methane Plant (built by ASC the $5.5 million plant captures waste methane vented from the coal mine which then generates carbon negative electricity) makes
  • 2014—Elk Camp at Snowmass received a rating of LEED Gold
  • 3—different types of environmentally friendly materials used in the new Hideout children’s ski & ride school facility: recycled rubber flooring, locally-sourced beetle kill pine, Flor brand interface carpet tiles
  • 425—the number of projects protecting the Roaring Fork Valley environment the ASC Environment Foundation (with support from the Aspen Community Foundation, Aspen Skiing Company Family Fund, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Coca-Cola) have donated close to $2.5 to over the past 17 years

Winter Operating Schedule

  • Aspen Mountain: Nov. 27, 2014-Apr. 19, 2015
  • Snowmass: Nov. 27, 2014-Apr. 12, 2015
  • Aspen Highlands: Dec. 13, 2014-Apr. 12, 2015
  • Buttermilk: Dec. 13, 2014-Apr. 5, 2015




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