Four works of art in green and white, each with a personality of its own. The four mountains of Aspen Snowmass — all available on one lift ticket — are the headlining act come wintertime. Here is a quick tour of the four mountains.
Ruthie's Run, Aspen Mountain
This ridge-top groomer with gorgeous views is just the beginning of an epic, top-to-bottom run. Annually, it challenges World Cup skiers at the FIS Cup Aspen Winternational.
Burnt Mountain Glades, Snowmass
From atop the Elk Camp lift it is just a short hike to the top of Burnt Mountain. From here, Snowmass' newest terrain opens up before you — a nirvana for tree skiers and powder hounds.
Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, Aspen Highlands
We could spend hours talking about the terrain in Highland Bowl, Deep Temerity and even the mid-mountain cruisers at Aspen Highlands. But the true highlight is this après ski spot with views of Maroon Bells. Champagne anyone?
Between the empty black runs off Tiehack and the lunch specials at The Cliffhouse, Buttermilk is the valley's best kept secret. For beginners, the unhurried pace and gentle slopes of West Buttermilk's greens are ideal for getting into a groove.