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Aspen Snowmass Resort Overview

Aspen Snowmass has it all — four mountains within an 8.5 mile radius, a combined 5,300 acres of varied terrain, an outstanding dining scene, a happening après ski scene, accommodations fit for celebrities, world class instruction and its easy to get around. Snowmass is the largest of the mountains (over 3,100 acres) and is excellent for families, intermediates and experts. Aspen (Ajax) and Buttermilk balance one another — Aspen, with a base in the heart of downtown, has steep fall lines and lacks beginner terrain, while Buttermilk, home of the X-Games, is five minutes away and offers more moderate pitches, perfect for learning or cruising something more mellow. Just 10 minutes from town, Aspen Highlands' signature feature is long, steep bowls - the Highland Bowl requires ~45 minutes of hiking to reach the summit. 

We recommend choosing one mountain for a day, but the RFTA buses allow seamless travel between all four. Aspen partners with the Mountain Collective and the Ikon Pass with 7 days on the Full Pass and 5 days amongst the four mountains as a $150 add-on for  the Base Pass. Aspen Pitkin Country airport is only 10 minutes from downtown Aspen and many hotels offer free shuttles. There is plenty for non-skiers to enjoy.

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