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Buttermilk Mountain

38700 Hwy 82, Aspen, CO 81612
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Ranked #9 of 59 attractions in Aspen
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Easiest mountain but still very doable and there are some mildly challenging routes down the mountain

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New York, New York, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Very good for beginners. You should go early in the morning when the lift opens if you want good snow. Beware that most lifts close by 4 PM. I did not know this and went very late in the afternoon and could not maximize my stay.

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Denver, Colorado
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85 reviews 85 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We hadn't been skiing in 4 years, so this was a great place to go. Full of green and blue runs. There were lots of kids lessons going on on the green runs.

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Bethel, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We just came back from five days in Aspen- skied two at Buttermilk! Every trail was groomed to the utmost....it was heavenly! There was a few inches of powder the second day we skied , which was a fantastic surface on the groomed slopes.... Very few people there....don't know why....great easy and intermediate slopes with some expert....what a place to... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

3ft of fresh powder overnight made it an awesome trip - definitely for beginners/intermediates but worth going to try all Aspen area

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orlando, fl
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I think this mountain would be ideal for your first day back on skies or a board after a year off - for those of us who only get to ski/ride once or twice a year this is the type of place to get your "mountain legs" back and your confidence up before hitting one of the more challenging mountains... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
46 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The children were eager to ski buttermilk and see the X games during our visit. The preparations and security meant our entry was more difficult then it needed to be and some of the runs were closed in preparation. The runs were basically green and open and were of little challenge after skiing Ajax. It was also a long walk... More

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