Originally Posted by Wags
You're right about the Tiehack area. Unfortunately, the lift takes a very long time.
The powder in the trees there lasts forever-- most more advanced skiers who would go in the trees don't ski Buttermilk.
In addition to Pyramid Peak, there are some nice views of Aspen Highlands from Buttermilk.
I was the classic college-age ski bum in the winter of 1970/71. Lived in a trailer in Basalt and skied every day at Aspen Mountain.
We learned very quickly that when fresh powder came to Aspen, you would ski Ajax in the morning and then head over to Buttermilk around 1:00. You could then ski untracked snow the rest of the day on the Tiehack side because nobody skied that stuff there.
It's nice to know some things don't change.