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Buttermilk Ski Area, located near Aspen, is one of four ski resorts in that area. The others are Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, and Snowmass. With its gentle hills and wide expanses, Buttermilk is known as a great resort to choose if you’re learning to ski.
If you’re looking for a resort that is family-friendly and that caters to beginning skiers, you will love this resort.
At the same time, for snowboarders, the challenges are definitely here.
The resort’s 22-foot Superpipe has been home to the ESPN Winter X-Games several times and it did not disappoint. Both the pros and avid snowboarders praise it as one of the best in the West. Buttermilk has a base elevation of 7,870 ft./2,399 m. and a summit elevation of 9,900 ft./3,018 m.
These relatively low elevations make this ski area a great place to start your vacation if you’re coming from sea level. It will give you a chance to adapt to the altitude of the Colorado mountains while still having a chance to enjoy all of the days of your vacation.
Altogether, the resort has 470 acres of skiiable terrain with 44 trails. These trails are divided into 35% easiest runs, 39% more difficult and 39% most difficult. This resort does not have any expert runs.
In addition to the trails, this resort has two terrain parks, including both the 22-foot superpipe and, for beginners, the Panda Pipe and the Ski & Snowboard Schools Park.
If you get hungry while skiing at Buttermilk, there are two great spots on the mountain to stop in and grab a bite. There’s:
- Bumps at Buttermilk Mountain Lodge, which has great pasta selections, pizza, soup and sandwiches.
- The Cliffhouse, which has both American and Asian cuisine, including a do-it yourself Mongolian Barbecue. It is open for lunch during the ski season only.
If you’re looking for a great place to stay when you visit Buttermilk, there are a wide range of accommodations available throughout the area… more information on lodging in Aspen
So, if you’re looking for a relaxed and cozy atmosphere, Buttermilk is definitely worth a look.