Buttermilk built its 50-year legacy on wide-open and gently rolling trails that cater to beginners and families. Today it’s famous for hosting the ESPN Winter X Games through 2012 and being voted #1 by Transworld Snowboarding Magazine Reader’s Poll for best park. The 22-foot superpipe in the legendary terrain park does not disappoint, as many X Games winners, Olympians and up-and-comers can attest.
|Opening date:||December 15, 2012|
|Closing date:||April 7, 2013|
|Base elevation:||7,870 ft. / 2,399 m.|
|Summit elevation:||9,900 ft. / 3,018 m.|
|Vertical rise:||2,030 ft. / 619 m.|
|Terrain:||470 acres / 190 hectares|
|Number of trails:||44|
|Miles/km of trails:||21 miles /34 km|
|Longest run:||5 miles / 8 km|
|Types of trails:||easiest: 35%, more difficult: 39%, most difficult: 26%, expert: 0%|
|Annual snowfall:||200 inches / 508 cm|
|Snowmaking:||108 acres / 44 hectares|
|Lifts:||9 Total - 2 high-speed quads, 3 doubles, 2 handle tows, 2 ski/snowboard school lifts|
|Lift capacity:||7,500 riders / hour|
|Uncrowded slopes:||On average, 3.7 people per acre / 8 people per hectare.|
|Best known for:||Winter X Games, which will be held at Buttermilk through 2012!|
Beginner terrain makes Buttermilk an excellent learning mountain for new skiers and snowboarders.
|Best-kept secret:||Long, wide groomers at West Buttermilk and steeper rolling runs at Tiehack.|
|What's new:||New high-speed quad up Tiehack to replace the slow double. Buttermilk Park - Snow Park Technologies-designed park including the X Games Superpipe (550 ft long) and X Games Slopestyle.|
|Location:||Within the White River National Forest, 3 miles from downtown Aspen, 6 miles from Snowmass|
|Parks and pipes:||2 terrain parks: Buttermilk Park has over 100 features including a 22-foot superpipe and an X Games slopestyle course. For the beginner: Panda Pipe and Ski & Snowboard Schools Park (S3 Park)|
|Lodging:||14,303 pillows within a 10-mile radius. For more information, please call Stay Aspen Snowmass at 888.649.5982|
|Rental / Retail:||Four-Mountain Sports at the base of the mountain|
|Restaurants:||2 Total - Bumps and The Cliffhouse|
Located at the base of Buttermilk, Bumps offers a wide variety of healthy, innovative dishes. The restaurant has stunning views up the mountain toward the halfpipe and jumps in the terrain park. We can provide a separate dining area for groups with buffet lunch or run an all-day tab for your guests, enabling them to get breakfast, lunch and snacks at their convenience. Reservations are required for large groups of 40 or more people.
Spectacular views of Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Creek valley. The popular "make your own" Mongolian grill offers a huge variety of vegetables, beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, tofu and delicious sauces. Great burgers, soups and chilis. Cafeteria-style, open for lunch during ski season only.