Pros: terrain, fast lifts, double blacks
The lift service is so fast they have a 24 hour race to see how many laps can be completed. All 4 mountains have a lot to offer, I missed Buttermilk as the others are so great. Camera suggested.
Spend as much time as you can afford here, it's the best skiing in North America between the 4 mountains.
Pros: Location, steepness, good variety, fun factor
Cons: Not many easy groomers, smaller
Aspen Mountain is one of my favourite places to ski. Anywhere. If you're staying in town, you can usually walk to the lifts quite easily. The gondola gets up you top fast. The average run on Ajax is steep and challenging. The locals know the powder stashes, so try to hook up with someone who knows the ins and outs. Usually it's not very busy either, which amazes me considering how good it often is. You can ski to town for lunch if you like. It's challenging enough that you can get plenty of skiing in in a half day as well. The apres scene down in town is amongst the best in the USA. Great place, but there are three other mountains there as well and it makes for an excellent vacation when you can choose from Highlands and Snowmass as well. Free buses take you wherever you choose.
|Snow making percent|
|Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet|
|Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow|
|Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar|
|Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar|
|Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad||1|
|Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person|
|Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person|
|Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person|
|Lifts-Other||1 high speed doubles|
|Lifts-Total number of lifts||8|
|Lifts-Total lift capacity|
|Runs-Longest run||3 miles|
|General-Annual skier visits|
|General-Back country access|
|General-Total area in bounds||675 acres|
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