Terrain Parks & Pipes at Buttermilk

Nearly two decades in to its unprecedented run as the home of the Winter X Games, Buttermilk’s parks continue to win accolades from the freeski and snowboard communities for the overall diversity and quality of its terrain and features.


Depending on how you look at it, the entire heart of Buttermilk from the top to bottom is one terrain park after another, and that doesn't even include the S3 Park, where our Ski & Snowboard School can help you elevate your skills off the West Buttermilk Express Lift.

S3 Park Buttermilk
S3 Park Buttermilk

S3 Park

(Ski and Snowboard Schools)
Location: Reds Rover Trail and accessed from the West Buttermilk Express lift.
The Gist: S3 consists of roughly 20 beginner- and intermediate-level features. There are several true table-top jumps ranging from 5 to 25 feet. 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 due to snow conditions.

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 #1 superpipe — a 22-foot Zaugg-cut beast that features prominently in the ESPN Winter X Games — 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)

Teaser Park

Location: Teaser trail right off the top of the Summit Express lift.
The Gist: Teaser Park consists of roughly 10 intermediate and advanced features ranging from stock down rails and fun boxes to urban features. The urban line includes barrel bonks, propane tank, diamond-plate pyramid and more.
Chucks Park Buttermilk
Chucks Park Buttermilk

Chuck's Park

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 jibs, flat boxes and rails, small-side hits and tree-, traffic-barrier and barrel-bonks.
Jacob's Ladder Park - Buttermilk
Jacob's Ladder Park - Buttermilk

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 four 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 trail.
Opens: Mid to Late December.

X Park

Location: Spruce and Government trails and 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 slope-style. Following these two events, the slope-style course is only slightly altered before opening up to the public for the remainder of the season.