By Car

From Aspen (11 minutes): Take Colorado Highway 82 west 3 miles to Owl Creek Road. Buttermilk’s entrance is located immediately to the left off Owl Creek Road. See details below for parking.
From Snowmass Village (10 minutes): Take Owl Creek Road 5.4 miles toward Colorado Highway 82. Just before the highway, you’ll find Buttermilk’s entrance on the right. See details below for parking.

By Bus

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) provides transportation on a year-round basis including free buses operating between the city of Aspen and the town of Snowmass Village. Additionally RFTA buses connect all four Aspen Snowmass mountains during the winter season with higher frequency during peak times. Each bus is equipped with external racks for skis and snowboards.

  • From Snowmass Village Mall to Buttermilk: Board any Aspen-bound bus and request a stop at Buttermilk
  • From Aspen (Rubey Park) to Buttermilk: Board any Snowmass-bound bus and request a stop at Buttermilk; Buttermilk-direct buses will have departures every 20 minutes from 8 am–4:30 pm.
  • From Aspen Highlands to Buttermilk: Direct service via Aspen Highlands/Buttermilk shuttle service throughout the day (see below).

By Shuttle

A van runs from the designated Aspen Highlands spot in the bus lane at Buttermilk to Highlands beginning at 7 am. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes to 11:30 am. From 11:30 am to 2:30 pm the shuttle runs every 30 minutes. Shuttle resumes every-15-minute schedule at 2:30 pm until 5:30 pm. Pocket cards with times are available at the Highlands Guest Service desk.

Max the Moose Express (must be 5 years of age or older)

After the first day of class, kids registered for Ski & Snowboard Schools can take the bus with a ski/snowboard Pro from the gondola building in Aspen to Buttermilk every morning between 8:30 and 8:45 am. Kids will be back in Aspen by 4 pm.


Parking is not allowed on Colorado Highway 82, Owl Creek Road, or Tiehack Road. Vehicles will be towed.

Free Parking

Buttermilk offers free parking in all of its lots (Base and Tiehack), spaces are limited. See parking attendant for information. No parking is allowed during the Winter X Games.