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Aspen Mountain / Ajax

Aspen, CO 81612
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Ranked #9 of 58 attractions in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Mountains
Activities: Skiing, Dining, Snowboarding, Hiking
Description: Known as "the athlete's mountain," expert skiers flock to its challenging slopes.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

3200 vertical feet -- great 2 hour workout! I hiked it July 5 the day after a great fireworks show on the 4th. Aspen is as busy that weekend as any in the ski season -- great weekend getaway for good food, good cycling and great scenery.

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San Diego, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It is right in town and has to be skied, if you go to Aspen. I prefer Snowmass, but Ajax was my first skiing experience out west, and I will never forget it.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Your heart leaps just a little bit every time you round Kleenex Corner as you ski down Ajax Mountain. That first view of the town of Aspen is a wonder. A perfect mini-city located far from the madding crowd. The mountain itself is thought of as a difficult mountain. There are no green runs. But the blue runs are not... More

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Ajax is super fun. The original mountain at Aspen. Would not advise it if you are a beginner. I am intermediate level and there were definitely runs I would never attempt. Otherwise, challenging and great, great fun!

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Sycamore, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is our fourth time hiking to the top of Ajax aka Aspen Mountain. I did the hike with my two kids ages 8 and 10 and we've done it before when they were 6 and 8. This is definitely a difficult hike for those not in shape or not used to the elevation like us, but it can be... More

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Southbury, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Took the gondola ride with family to the top of Aspen Mountain. Some of my children are too inexperienced to ski Aspen, but we wanted to see the mountain anyway. We took plenty of pictures and ate lunch in the lodge. Everyone loved the views of the town below and the incredible mountains on all horizons. Worth the ticket price.

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Bishopsteignton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Fantastic small gondola access providing 3 mile top to bottom runs if you want them. No learner areas as such, but plenty of easy skiing up the top, and if you don't fancy the 3 mile run back, you can always come down in the gondola

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
16 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

If you are staying downtown Aspen this is a great place to ski without driving. Its not for beginners but not to hard as well. Its fun mountain !!!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

80% Expert, 20% Intermediate, NO BEGINNER. Great 3 & 4 Star Black Diamond for upper back Bowls. Steepest ski area in Aspen. They use to hold 24 hours of Aspen , where there was a 24 hour Downhill race with 30-50 teams. You can almost ski off bottom of mtn into downtown shops, (ALMOST). One of my favorite mountains once... More

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Groveland Twp., MI
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is such a beautiful mountain!!! I am not the best skier but just ok. I couldn't really ski the entire mountain, but took the gondola up and skied the blues up top all day. Just make sure they don't shut down the gondola for winds or anything, or you may be skiing all the way down unplanned. If you... More

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