There are a lot of new developments at the Buttermilk Base Area. Learn more about these exciting improvements.
Buttermilk is an easy-going mountain where every day is all-day recess. Designed to help children and beginners fall in love with winter sports on flowing, forgiving runs, that same friendly terrain is the perfect landscape for professional athletes to win global titles at world-class events like X Games Aspen.
New this year, Buttermilk’s transformed base area includes a 9,000+ square-foot fully electric skier services building, creating a sustainable and intuitive one-stop shop for guests to purchase tickets, dial in gear rentals, shop, and relax in the lounge. And with a new bar area called The Backyard, the renovated Buttermilk Mountain Lodge (formerly known as Bumps) offers heated outdoor seating, and an incredible menu of drinks and food, taking the comfortable, fun hangout to the next level.
New Guest Services Building
The new Guest Services building is open from 8:15pm until 4:45pm daily. The daylit, intuitive space makes rolling into Buttermilk and purchasing lift tickets, lessons, rentals, and daytime lockers in one place before getting out on the mountain easy.
The new space will act as your one-stop shop to purchase tickets, rent gear, shop for last-minute on-mountain needs, and relax in the day lounge. For those that have completed purchases in advance, there are easy-to-use check-in-stations as well as a Pickup Box right inside the building, making getting out on the slopes simple.
Ski & Snowboard Lessons
Buttermilk Mountain Lodge
The newly renovated Buttermilk Mountain Lodge offers something for everyone amidst high-beam ceilings and mountain views from the base of Buttermilk. Made-to-order pastas and salads, fresh grill selections, house-made soups and the only on-mountain bakery in town will refuel even the hungriest skiers and riders.
The Backyard is Buttermilk Mountain Lodge’s freshly renovated patio featuring an extensive offering of drinks and dishes to elevate your on-mountain lunch or après experience. Along with grill and beverage specials throughout the season, enjoy live music with DJs on the deck every Saturday through mid-March. Complete with heaters, the expanded patio will be open every day, weather permitting.
Other Helpful Tips
Purchase in Advance
This winter at Aspen Snowmass, when you plan in advance, you’ll ski and ride for less—all season long. Purchasing products in-advance will help save you time navigating the Buttermilk base area, so you can skip the line and temporary in-resort self-service kiosks, and spend more time on the slopes.
Plan ahead and purchase early to receive the best pricing on lift tickets, rentals, and lessons:
- Buy your lift tickets at least seven days in advance and save up to $50 a day on four or more days
- Book your rentals at least 48 hours in advance and save 20%
- Lock in your group lessons seven days ahead of time and save up to 10%
Download the App
The Aspen Snowmass App will give you access to everything you need to enjoy your on-mountain experience, including lift tickets and QR codes right at your fingertips. Sign necessary waivers, add additional days to your tickets, purchase lessons, rentals, and activities, get real-time updates on parking and base lift wait times, access in-App rewards and Passholder Benefits, and more—all from the comfort of your couch.
Ride on Public Transit
Guests and employees will be encouraged to utilize the free local bus system or plan ahead by parking at Brush Creek. Be patient and kind as buses will most likely be full during peak times.