Buttermilk built its legacy on wide-open and gently rolling trails that cater to beginners and families. Today, Buttermilk remains famous from hosting the ESPN Winter X Games and being voted #1 by Transworld Snowboarding Magazine Reader's Poll for the best park and pipe. Buttermilk's 22-foot superpipe in the legendary terrain park does not disappoint, as many X Games winners, Olympians and up-and-comers can attest.


Annual Snowfall
200.0 inches/508 cm
470 acres
Base Elevation
7870 feet/2393 meters
Summit Elevation
9900 feet/3010 meters
Hours of Operation
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Season Dates
December 2015—April 2016
P.O. Box 1248 38700 Highway 82
Aspen, CO, 81612
Main Phone Number
Closest Airport
Aspen/Pitkin County ASE
Miles from Denver

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Best Known For

Buttermilk is home to the Winter X Games, The Crazy T'rain Park and X Games superpipe. You will also find beginner terrain making Buttermilk an excellent learning mountain for new skiers and snowboarders.

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What Sets Buttermilk Apart?

Host mountain of the Winter X Games for 13 years in a row
The unexpected mixture of family-friendly beginner runs and legendary terrain park challenges

Visitors Love

Long, easy-going green and blue cruisers from top to bottom

Locals Love

The Tiehack section’s underrated advanced terrain
Spring rolls and Mongolian BBQ at The Cliffhouse

Ski & Snowboard School

The Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass are a collection of talented and inspired Pros that are committed to helping you build confidence, understand the terrain, and guiding you to the next place in your skiing or riding. Our Pros know more than just teaching, and are willing to share knowledge of the resort and community that can help shape an unforgettable experience during your stay with us.
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Buttermilk's Ski & Snowboard Schools offers ski and snowboard lessons to anyone ages 3 years and up. Daycare at Buttermilk is available for children: 8 weeks and up. Lessons: alpine, telemark, snowboarding, children's, women's clinics, mountain explorers. Of note: Beginners Magic pampers guests with custom-fit boots, high-quality skis, and a teaching method that promotes comfort and confidence; one-day and three-day programs available. Contact Buttermilk's ski school, 877.282.7736; daycare, 970.923.0563.