Buttermilk Renovation

There are a lot of new developments at the Buttermilk Base Area. Learn more about these exciting improvements.

Buttermilk—the home of all-day recess—has spent this past summer transforming its base area. The glow-up includes a renovated Buttermilk Mountain Lodge restaurant (formerly known as Bumps) and its expanded bar and outdoor patio, The Backyard. The renovated base will also include a brand-new 9,000+ square-foot fully electric skier services building, acting as a one-stop shop for guests to purchase tickets, dial in gear rentals, shop, and relax in the lounge.

On December 17, the mountain will start spinning its lifts for skiers and riders and open its playground to uphill traffic through April 2, 2023. Buttermilk Mountain Lodge and The Backyard will be open for dining and après. The new guest services building is slated to open in mid-January.

How to Make the Most of Your Buttermilk Experience

Until the base area is complete, skier (guest) services will still be available at Buttermilk—including rentals, lift tickets, ski school, and retail—on a limited basis. Making arrangements in advance will ease your transition to the slopes while construction is ongoing.

The new Aspen Snowmass app

Download the App

Purchase lift tickets, lessons, and rentals in advance online or through the Aspen Snowmass App. Also, stay up-to-date on parking and availability by checking the app.

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Pickup boxes for Aspen Snowmass mobile lift ticket access

Utilize Pickup Boxes

Use your Aspen Snowmass App to scan QR codes and print lift tickets and passes at Pickup Boxes. If you do need to visit a ticket office, employees and guests are encouraged to visit ticket offices and Pickup Boxes located at other Aspen Snowmass mountains.

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Ski rental transfer at Aspen Snowmass

Use Rental Transfer Service

Anyone looking to rent gear can stop into any of the eight other Four Mountain Sports locations and utilize our convenient equipment transfer service, which will deliver your skis and boards directly to Buttermilk.

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RFTA buses on a snowy day

Ride on Public Transit

While public transit, skier-drop off and pickup will be unaffected, parking at Buttermilk will be impacted until the new base area is fully complete. So, now more than ever, guests and employees will be encouraged to utilize the local bus system or plan ahead by parking at Brush Creek.

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