Skiing and Snowboarding
Aspen/Snowmass provides you with 5,533 skiable acres between 4 different mountains on one lift ticket within 9 miles of each other. Have you ever dreamed of skiing 4 resorts in one day? That dream can be a reality here at The Crestwood. Each mountain offers skiers and boarders with something a little unique. If you want almost 2,000 acres of perfectly groomed intermediate terrain right out your door, then ski Snowmass Mountain. If you are a park and pipe enthusiast or a beginner looking to escape the crowds (let’s face it, there are no crowds at Aspen/Snowmass) then Buttermilk Mountain, home of the ESPN X Games will suit you well. Do you want to earn your turns and ski the steep and deep? Check out the locals’ favorite Aspen Highlands, with the infamous Highlands Bowl. Last but certainly not least, Ajax Mountain offers up that majestic feeling of skiing right into downtown Aspen for après ski along with unbeatable scenery and people watching. Stay at The Crestwood and find yourself with four unique experiences on four incomparable mountains, access to world class dining and entertainment and two vibrant ski towns.

Snowmass Mountain Stats:

Base elevation: 8,104 ft./2,473 m

Summit elevation: 12,510 ft./3,813 m

Vertical rise: 4,406 ft./1,343 m

Terrain: 3,132 acres/1,267 hectares

Number of trails: 91

Miles/km of trails: 147 miles/237 km

Longest run: 5.3 miles/8.5 km

Types of trails: easiest: 6%, more difficult: 50%, most difficult: 12%, expert: 32%

Parks and pipes: 3 terrain parks (Snowmass Park, Makaha and Lowdown), 1 superpipe (22 feet high!) and 1 beginner pipe Lifts: 21 Total: 19 primary: 1 eight-passenger gondola, 1 high-speed six-passenger lift, 1 six-passenger pulse gondola, 7 high-speed quads, 2 quads, 4 ski/snowboard school lifts (including magic carpets); 2 secondary: 2 platter pulls Lift hours: All lifts open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m.

On-Mountain Restaurants: 9 total: Sneaky's Tavern, Sam's Smokehouse, Up 4 Pizza, Two Creeks Cafe, Lynn Britt Cabin (lunches and snowcat dinner rides), Burlingame Cabin (snowcat dinner rides), Ullrhof, Gwyn's High Alpine and Elk Camp


Ajax (Aspen) Mountain Stats:

Base elevation: 7,945 ft./2,422 m

Summit elevation: 11,212 ft./3,418 m

Vertical rise: 3,267 ft./996 m

Terrain: 675 acres/273 hectares

Number of trails: 76

Miles/km of trails: 64 miles/103 km

Longest run: 3 miles/4.83 km

Types of trails: easiest: 0%, more difficult: 48%, most difficult: 26%, expert: 26%

Lifts: 8: 6 primary – 1 gondola (14-minute ride), 1 high-speed quad, 1 high-speed double, 1 quad, 2 doubles; 2 secondary – 1 quad (Little Nell), 1 double (Bell Mountain)

Lift hours: 9 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m.

On-Mountain Restaurants: 4: Sundeck, Bonnie's, Ajax Tavern, Montagna Restaurant and Bar in The Little Nell


Aspen Highlands Stats:

Base elevation: 8,040 ft./2,451 m.

Summit elevation: 11,675 ft./3,559 m. (top of Highland Bowl 12,392 ft.)

Vertical rise: 3,635 ft./1,108 m.

Terrain: 1,028 acres/416 hectares

Number of trails: 118

Miles/km of trails: 84 miles/135 km

Longest run: 3.5 miles/5.6 km

Types of trails: easiest: 18%, more difficult: 30%, most difficult: 16%, expert: 36%

Lifts: 5: 3 high-speed quads, 2 triples

Lift hours: All lifts open at 9 am and close at 3:30 pm

On-Mountain Restaurants: 2 total: Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro and Merry-Go-Round


Buttermilk Mountain Stats:

Base elevation: 7,870 ft./2,399 m

Summit elevation: 9,900 ft./3,018 m

Vertical rise: 2,030 ft./619 m

Terrain: 470 acres/190 hectares

Number of trails: 44

Miles/km of trails: 21 miles/34 km

Longest run: 3 miles/4.83 km

Types of trails: easiest: 35%, more difficult: 39%, most difficult: 26%, expert: 0%

Parks and pipes: 2 terrain parks: Buttermilk Park has over 100 features including a 22-foot superpipe and an X Games slopestyle course. For the beginner: Panda Pipe and Ski & Snowboard Schools Park (S3 Park)

Lifts: 8: 3 high-speed quads, 1 double, 4 ski/snowboard school lifts

Lift hours: 9 am - 3:30 pm

On-Mountain Restaurants: 2: Bumps and The Cliffhouse

 

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