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Aspen Mountain / Ajax

Aspen, CO 81612
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Ranked #9 of 59 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Just returned from Aspen in September when the leaves are just beginning to turn. After a day of acclimation, I began to run the trails on Ajax. Awesome experience - they are fairly steep and tougher going down than up. Great views with opportunity for wildlife sightings! Awesome skiing in the winter as well.

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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149 reviews 149 reviews
18 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Caught the free shuttle over from Snowmass for couple of days for a change. What a great mountain. Generally more challenging than Snowmass. The views are stunning and the facilities good.

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Upper Nyack, NY
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123 reviews 123 reviews
44 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Perfect place to visit in the summer. Take the gondola to the top of Ajax and enjoy lunch with breathtaking views, frisbee golf at the top of the world, and even yoga a few mornings a week. They've added some attractions for the younger kids that make it a perfect family visit.

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Barcelona, Spain
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A friend who has lived in Aspen for >9 years was gracious enough to share this amazing 4x4 adventure with me. (And when I say 4x4, I mean it. The terrain is pretty rocky and very rough.) About an hour / hour and a half before sunset, we drove south on Castle Creek Road to Midnight Mine Rd (15A) and... More

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Edinburg, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The pine forest view was wonderful from the mountain top. We took the gondola ride to this summit and enjoyed lunch at their restaurant. They had some activities for the kids, but there was not much else to do up here in the summer.

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Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Out of all mountains I skied at while in Aspen, Ajax is definitely my favorite. The trails are fun, no greens, and blacks and double blacks are amazing. Although, what I like about Ajax is the speed it offers. If you're looking for challenging routes, take Snowmass, since it tends to get more wild (in my opinion). Ajax has everything... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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60 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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