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“Best mountain in Aspen”

Aspen Mountain / Ajax
Ranked #6 of 102 things to do in Aspen
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Owner description: Known as "the athlete's mountain," expert skiers flock to its challenging slopes.
Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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“Best mountain in Aspen”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 concentrated, and yet a lot of space and trails to offer. Silver Queen Gondola is definitely an exceptional experience, plus a great way to have some rest, warm up, and dry your stuff. It's right in town and a great way to meet locals.
Whatever you do, don't miss out on the morning yoga sessions only Ajax has to offer. It's an AMAZING way to get your body prepped for a day of skiing. You will have your breath taken away by the view from the top.

Visited February 2014
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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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“Hike up Aspen Mountain (Ajax)”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2014
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San Diego, California
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603 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Steep and Bouncy”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited February 2014
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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899 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
“Favorite Mountain for All Seasons”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 that difficult nor are they long. Sure, the run all the way into town can be draining whether it is Copper, Spar Gulch, or Ruthies, but this is an active sport! Of course, the blacks and double blacks are challenging, but you can have a wonderful day without killing yourself.

The dining is wonderful atop Ajax. If all ski resort restaurants were as good as the Sundeck, we'd all never leave the mountain. Ajax Tavern at the base of the mountain is hip and delicious.

TIP: Eat early or late as the Sundeck gets crowded. Skip Bonnie's as it is older and not so inviting. If you want to dine at Ajax Tavern, make a reservation on Open Table.

TIP: Depending on the weather, you may want to do top to bottom runs at the start or just stay at the top until later in the day. Ask a local. They are all friendly.

Visited March 2014
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Not for the faint hearted”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 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!

Visited February 2014
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