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Buttermilk Mountain

38700 Hwy 82, Aspen, CO 81612
970-925-1220
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Ranked #8 of 58 attractions in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Mountains
Activities: Skiing, Snowboarding, Dining
Description: Buttermilk is one of the best places in Aspen to learn to ski, brush up on your skills or just relax and take in the stunning scenery.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you want to prove how macho you are on your skis you should avoid this mountain! If you want to run up and down the mountain until your legs scream "No More", ski untracked powder most of the day after a storm, never have a lift line, have the beautifully groomed slopes mostly to yourself (especially the Tiehack side),... More

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Galena, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We love to ski Buttermilk with our kids - it is just right! Ski classes for the kids are great and they have a good variety of easy and hard hills.

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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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I am an intermediate snowboarder so Buttermilk was a great place to go on our first day as a warm-up. Other than that the easy runs got boring very fast and the black double diamond runs were way beyond my ability! Great facilities and fabulous starting point for our holiday.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Enjoyed our 1st time hear but we chose to snowboard. I injured my tailbone on the first day so I wasn't able to enjoy like my husband and daughters did one the second day. They became pros after just a few hours, I'm opting for skiing this year. I just couldn't get off the gondola or stop without falling, took... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Before coming to this mountain, we really underestimated it. My brother even said, "you want to ski on a mountain called buttermilk?" Riding the lift up, we realized how beautiful this place was, and the terrain was actually pretty good. Lots of blues and greens, and gentle blacks. If you have a powder day like we did, prepare for a... More

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Out of the four mountains of Aspen, Buttermilk is my favourite. Don't be fooled by her gentle name, some of the runs have a bite. It's the home of the XGames - but the reason I like it is for its array of green and blue runs. A beautiful mountain for average skiers. Lots of space. Great scenery. Good dining... More

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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

Lower levels with gentler slopes. Ideal for beginners, and has a good if somewhat expensive ski school. also some interesting wild life. the only porcupine we saw.

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

over 4200 vertical feet of drop from top to botto of mountain. ( One of the largest in the world) One green trail is five miles long, Buttermilk is where I learned to ski, 47 years ago. Bottom is where they hold Winter X since 2002. 75% Beginner, 20% intermediate , 5 % Expert. Best place in world to learn... More

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Superior, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

not hard but easy and fun and just a beautiful place. Great for kids and lift lines are short. Very relaxed,

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Charleston, SC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We were skiing all 4 mountains in 5 days so we started with Buttermilk. We last skied 2 years ago so we wanted to shake the rust off at a place not so intimidating as Ajax or Highlands. I will say that after visiting all 4 mountains, Buttermilk was our 2nd choice behind Snowmass. I don't want you macho guys... More

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