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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Aspen Alps

 

 

Slopeside resort 2, 3 and 4 bedroom condominiums.  Amenities include a new health spa and sports club, discreet pool and hot tub, complimentary van service and high speed Internet. 

Extra person charges may apply 

$510 and up

 

Aspen Meadows Resort 

 

 

 

98 spacious studios, one- and two-bedroom suites featuring mini bars, living areas, refrigerators, coffee makers, and remote-controlled color televisions with VCRs.  Pool, whirlpool, fitness center on site.

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

 

$503 and up

 

Hotel Jerome

 

 

 

92 luxurious guest rooms and spacious suites with refrigerator, pool, whirlpool and fitness center.

 

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

 

$619 and up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buttermilk
Description:

Buttermilk was started by Friedl Pfeifer, who was instrumental in building the first lift on Aspen Mountain and was the first director of its ski school. Friedl wanted to develop terrain more suitable for teaching beginners to ski. Walter Paepcke, who helped finance the first lift on Aspen Mountain, urged the Forest Service to approve skiing at Buttermilk, writing that "although I am not a skier, and perhaps because I am not a skier, I have always been extremely interested in providing a large and easy skiing slope for beginners. A great number of my personal friends, and many visitors to Aspen have mentioned this as a real lack in the otherwise excellent setup."

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow2
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other2 ski school lifts
Lifts-Total number of lifts9
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner35%
Trails-2-Intermediate39%
Trails-3-Advanced26%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park2
Trails-6-Half pipe1
Trails-Total44
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run3 miles
General-Base elevation7870'
General-Vertical drop2030'
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds470 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Uncrowded, fast lifts, great views, great pipe/park

Cons: Cost, No advanced skiing

Buttermilk is the smallest and easiest ski area in Aspen.  If you are a enjoy uncrowded novice or lower intermediate groomers, you will enjoy Buttermilk.  The lack of crowding is great.  The day I was there, I never waited in a line and skied many runs without even seeing another person.  The grooming is extensive.  The views on a clear day from the mountain top are outstanding.  Although the trail map rates some runs black, all the runs are pretty easy with the blacks being more like blues.  I'm not much for the park, but they leave most of the X games jumps/pipes up and they are huge.  Overall it's a great mellow mountain.