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 in / 508 cm
Base Elevation:
7,870 ft / 2,399 m
Summit Elevation:
9,900 ft / 3,018 m
Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Season Dates:
Skiable Area:
470 acres / 190 hectares
# of trails:
108 acres / 44 hectares

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.


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.


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


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


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