Parks & Pipes
The home training grounds for legendary athletes like Alex Ferreira and Torin Yater-Wallace, Snowmass has played host to some of the most iconic moments in freeski and snowboard history, from Mark McMorris stomping the first ever backside triple cork 1440 back in 2011 to Shaun White’s perfect 100 in the pipe at the 2018 Snowmass Grand Prix.
With a constantly evolving mix of rails, jumps and transitions, over 100 features in total, Snowmass has earned its reputation as one of the best resorts on the planet to ride in the park.
The 22' X Games superpipe at Buttermilk is open to the public.
Terrain Parks At Snowmass
Lowdown ParkLocation: Lower Blue Grouse trail along Village Express Lift
The Gist: Our very own introduction park, Lowdown consists of beginner and low-intermediate-level features, including a beginner halfpipe. Take Velvet Falls past Lynn Britt Cabin to the park entrance, where you’ll find small jib features (boxes and rails) and snow features ranging from banks and rollers up to small table top jumps (ranging in size from extra-small to medium). The run's gentle grade makes it easy to hike, so keep an eye out for the next generation of Aspen superstars as they work on their foundational tricks.
Opening Date: Usually in mid December (depending on conditions)
Makaha ParkLocation: Lower Blue Grouse trail along Village Express Lift
The Gist: Immediately adjacent to the Lowdown Park, Makaha offers a logical next step up the progression ladder with its mix of intermediate and advanced features, ranging in size from medium to large. There are about 25 features in total, a progressive line of midsized jumps and about 15 jib features including all shapes of boxes and rails. Great area for learning new tricks and developing your style.
Opening Date: Usually in mid-December (depending on conditions)
Snowmass ParkLocation: Below the Coney Glade Lift
The Gist: The Snowmass Park flows down and between approximately 40 features, ranging in size from medium to large. Be on the lookout for well-cut hip and volcano transitions, bank turns, and a constantly evolving mix of rails, boxes, wallrides, and staircases winding their way down Banzai ridge across the bridge into a the jumps and hip features, where you might spot US Freeski Team athletes like Hanna Faulhaber or Cassidy Jarrell adding the next 180 to their already formidable bags of tricks.
Opening Date: The Snowmass Park is usually open during the first week in January (depending on conditions)
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.
Scattered all over the mountain you will find roller sections to get used to the feelings of transitions or perfect your butter tricks! Also look for our Boot Camp Park on Fanny Hill for beginner-level features right as you get out of the mall onto the slopes!