Parks and Pipes
For more than two decades, Buttermilk’s X Park has been home to the X Games Aspen. Today, the mountain continues to win accolades from the freeski and snowboard communities for the overall diversity and quality of its multiple terrain parks and features.
Red's Rover Park
(Ski and Snowboard Schools)
Location: Red's Rover Trail and accessed from the West Buttermilk Express lift.
The Gist: Red’s Rover Park consists of roughly 25 small and medium sized features. Inspired by the diverse flowing lines of a concrete skateboard park, Red’s features include cruisy rollers, hips and banked turns, elevation changes and small tabletops. The jibs include flat boxes, flat rails and a variety of shaped jibs (flat downs, bonks, rainbows and mini wall ride). This is a great park for entry- and low-intermediate level park riders, far from the prying eyes of lift riders and out of the way with lots of room to breathe.
Opens: Typically opens by mid-December, and evolving throughout the season as snow conditions evolve.
Eagle Hill Cross Course
Location: On the Eagle Hill run near the bottom of the Tiehack Express Chairlift
What to Expect: Located at the bottom of some of Aspen Snowmass’ most beloved carving terrain, the Eagle Hill Cross Course adds a competition grade ski and snowboard cross track to Tiehack for the 19/20 winter season. With medium and large sized rollers, tables, and berms, Eagle Hill builds on the beloved Midway Avenue Bank Track experience with slightly higher levels of speed and challenge.
Main Buttermilk Parks
Location: A series of terrain parks stretching from the top of Little Teaser to the bottom of the mountain.
The Gist: With the No. 1 superpipe — a 22-foot Zaugg-cut beast that features prominently in the X Games Aspen — and dozens of jumps, logs, banks and rails along its 2-mile, top-to-bottom length, the Buttermilk Main Park will keep you busy all day and then some.
Opens: Generally opens by mid-December (depending on conditions)
Location: Teaser trail right off the top of the Summit Express lift.
The Gist: Much like Red’s Rover, but with a slightly larger scale,Teaser Park brings the skateboard park to the mountain with its flowy line of 10-15 small and medium sized features ranging from urban style down rails to barrel bonks, pyramids, tabletop style jumps and extra-wide dance floor boxes.
Location: Uncle Chuck's Glade — also off the Summit Express (and directly below Teaser Park)
The Gist: Chuck's Park consists of more intermediate- and advanced-level features. There are approximately 15 features including hidden log cabins, flat boxes and downrails, small-side hits and tree jibs, plus traffic-barrier and barrel-bonks.
Jacob's Ladder Park
Location: Jacob's Ladder Trail - accessed off of the Summit Express lift (and directly below/connected to Chuck's Park).
The Gist: This park has 12 advanced features including three jumps (ranging from roughly 20 to 35 feet), two hip jumps and up to six jibs including a recycled feature from the Team Shootout at Snowmass.
Midway Avenue Bank Track
Location: Midway Avenue Trail
The Gist: Whatever your skill level or choice of equipment, almost everyone can find joy and challenge in a well-executed carve on a carefully shaped berm. Once the home of the X Games ski and Boardercross courses, Midway now plays host to one of the most popular and accessible zones on any of Aspen Snowmass’ four mountains, as a flowing snake run winds, weaves, and rolls its way through mid mountain Buttermilk before rejoining the main park line at the top of Government and Spruce trails.
Opens: Mid to Late December.
Location: Spruce Trail – accessed off of the Summit Express Lift and adjacent to the X Games Slopestyle and Superpipe courses.
What to Expect: With a smooth flowing pitch and abundant snowmaking, Spruce Park is a hotbed of creative terrain park innovation and experimentation from both builders and riders alike. Focused on medium and large sized features, Spruce includes all manner of side-hits, quarterpipes, step-ups, hips, ledges, cannons, and bonk in an ever-evolving stunt ecosystem. No less an authority on terrain parks than 2019 X Games Gold Medalist Alex Ferreira calls Spruce “his jam.” We can’t help but agree.
Opens: After X Games in early February.
Location: Government trail - accessed off of the Summit Express lift.
The Gist: This is the apex of Buttermilk's legendary freestyle terrain. X Park consists of approximately 25 advanced and expert features and is home to the famous 22-foot Zaugg cut Superpipe and Big Air Jump used in the ESPN Winter X Games.
Simply put, legendary professional reputations have been earned in this place.
In the X Park, ambitious and talented skiers and riders can test their skills against the same Slopestyle terrain as their X Games heroes, plus find hidden gems such as banked turns and rollers down the left side of Spruce on their way to the pipe.
Note: X Park usually opens just before Christmas, but shuts down for a little over one month shortly after the New Year. It reopens following the Aspen Snowmass Open. This closure is necessary due to the prep work needed to host the ESPN Winter X Games and the Aspen Snowmass Open, which are held on the same course as X slopestyle. Following these two events, the slopestyle course is altered only slightly before opening up to the public for the remainder of the season.
Snowmass Parks and Pipes
No matter your skill-level, there is a zone perfect for you at the Snowmass' three terrain parks. Get the scoop on Snowmass, Makaha and Lowdown Parks.
Take a look at the event calendar for Aspen Snowmass and learn about the amazing roster of events we host on all four mountains, like Snowmass Luminescence, Audi Ajax Cup and more.