Buttermilk is a smaller and family-friendly mountain that has long been known for its gentle slopes and wide open trails. It is also a favorite of beginners and freestyle skiers.
Its 470 acres of terrain is a good size for beginners and those looking to learn new tricks. The mountain is home to terrain parks and a 22-foot superpipe.
Inn at Aspen
The Inn at Aspen is the only ski-in, ski-out hotel at Buttermilk Ski Resort (home of the Winter X Games) and offers ultimate convenience. It’s the perfect spot to unwind after a day on the slopes, and the onsite restaurant and bar is sure to delight!
It also features a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as courtesy airport shuttles and downtown shuttles. You can stay in one of 122 rooms that exude casual elegance, including hotel suites and studios with kitchenettes.
A highly trained Ski Concierge is available to help plan your Colorado adventure. They’ll take care of everything from boot warming, custom ski and snowboard tune-ups, storage, ski and snowboard lessons, slope conditions, transportation services and adventure planning.
It’s also located next to Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola, so you can get to the slopes quickly and easily without having to worry about driving back uphill. There’s also a restaurant and bar on site, and you can catch the free shuttle to Aspen airport or to any of Aspen’s other nearby ski areas.
Aspen Mountain Hotel
The Aspen Mountain Hotel, located a short walk from Aspen Mountain and Silver Queen Gondola, offers cozy rooms with flat-screen TVs, refrigerators and private bathrooms. The hotel also provides a business center and concierge services.
Guests can enjoy a year-round outdoor pool and hot tub. Other amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a shared lounge and ski storage.
Buttermilk has a wide variety of terrain for beginners and intermediates. There are 44 trails and two terrain parks.
A great option for families, Buttermilk has an incredibly well-developed ski school with kids’ and adult lessons. There is also a free shuttle to the base of Buttermilk.
If you’re staying in downtown Aspen, a few blocks from the Silver Queen gondola, there is an eclectic nightlife scene with restaurants and bars. This is great for special dinners, apres ski and bar hopping.
The Aspen Mountain Hotel is a good choice for those looking for an affordable Aspen ski vacation. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the staff is friendly.
The Little Nell
At the base of Aspen Mountain, just steps from the Silver Queen Gondola, The Little Nell is a five-star luxury ski resort with a refined yet relaxed vibe. The hotel’s 92 contemporary-designed guest rooms are infused with warm palettes of cream, blue and chocolate and accented by plush textured fabrics and unique modern art.
Located just off of Aspen’s electric downtown, The Little Nell is within walking distance of some of the town’s best shopping, dining, and nightlife. The hotel is also conveniently situated for guests to access the slopes of Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Ski Resorts.
The Little Nell offers a range of luxury amenities and services to enhance your stay in Aspen. Among them are an award-winning health club, steam rooms and a wellness spa.
Relax in one of the 92 guest rooms, each featuring fireplaces and LED televisions. Pillowtop beds are adorned with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets, while private balconies offer views of the surrounding area. Cable programming is available for your entertainment, while private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking tubs and designer toiletries.
The Ritz-Carlton Club at Aspen Highlands offers slope side luxury residences with two and three bedroom condominiums only steps from the ski lifts. Warm wood finishes, rich leather couches, and a natural stone fireplace make these condos ideal for entertaining guests.
Buttermilk Mountain is a great playground for kids and beginners to learn the basics, master the terrain park, skin uphill, or watch the world’s best athletes during X Games. A transformed base area with intuitive skier services acting as a one-stop shop for lessons, rentals, tickets, and lounging makes Buttermilk the perfect destination for skiers of all abilities to have fun while they learn.
The resort is famous for its Highland Bowl, which provides some of the most challenging skiing and snowboarding in Colorado. Approximately a quarter of the resort is comprised of blue runs that range in difficulty from intermediate to advanced-intermediate. Some of these are groomed for easy blacks, while others are ungroomed and offer more serious challenges.