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Aspen Mountain Ski Resort

Opening
26Nov
Closing
19Apr
Best known forFour distinctive ski areas in one area and available on one lift ticket clustered around a famous ski town
Intermediate runs48%
Advanced runs26%
Expert runs26%
Summit elevation11,214 ft
Ski area675 ac

Lift Ticket Information

With so many lift tickets on offer at Aspen Mountain, it can be hard to decide which one to choose. We've put together a comparison of all the lift tickets based on price, resort access and ski days so you can find a lift ticket that's right for you.

Ticket type
Best value for
Resorts access
Adult rates
Days valid at Aspen Mountain
Available for purchase
Aspen Lift Ticket
Skiing 1-12 days at Aspen
Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands
Rates for the 20/21 season have yet to be released due to COVID-19. In the meantime here is an approximate price based on last season:
1 Day Ticket starting from $196 (window)
Set days purchased for
During ski season
IKON Pass
Skiing multiple resorts
Up to 7 days skiing at 27 resorts including Aspen. Unlimited skiing at 15 other resorts.
Season Pass starting from $1,049
Up to 7 days during season
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

Aspen Lift Ticket

Best value for:

Skiing 1-12 days at Aspen

Resorts access:

Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands

Adult Rates*:

Rates for the 20/21 season have yet to be released due to COVID-19. In the meantime here is an approximate price based on last season:
1 Day Ticket starting from $196 (window)

Days valid at Aspen Mountain:

Set days purchased for

Available for purchase:

During ski season

IKON Pass

Best value for:

Skiing multiple resorts

Resorts access:

Up to 7 days skiing at 27 resorts including Aspen. Unlimited skiing at 15 other resorts.

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $1,049

Days valid at Aspen Mountain:

Up to 7 days during season

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

*IKON Blackout Dates: Dec 26, 2020 to Jan 2, 2021, Jan 16, 2021 to Jan 17, 2021 and Feb 13, 2021 to Feb 14, 2021

Challenge Level

The terrain vastly varies across the 4 mountains at Aspen. The easy-going terrain at Buttermilk is perfect for beginners while Snowmass features a better mix of terrain to suit all abilities. Aspen Mountain is truly an expert's playground - the terrain is steep with large rocks and cliffs to launch off while you weave between the trees while the Highlands Bowl at Aspen Highlands is truly unmissable for the adventurous skiers! Neither offer beginner runs.

Things To Do

There are endless activities here. Aspen is notoriously known for its vibrant nightlife so you know where non-skiers will be at night. Other activities include:

  • Alpine Coaster
  • Ice Skating
  • Snow Biking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tubing
  • Yoga Classes

Accessibility

Flying into Aspen/ Pitkin County Airport is the most convenient way to getting here, located just 10 minutes drive or less to the mountains. Some hotels may even include complimentary transfers. Aspen/Pitkin County Airport services flights mostly from United Airlines but also from American Airlines and Delta. Alternatively, Denver International Airport is further, however services more and generally cheaper flights. If you're not up for the drive, the Epic Mountain Express shuttle can take you to Aspen; though their estimated travel time is approximately 4.5 hours.

Recommended Airport:

  • Aspen/ Pitkin County Airport 8 mi (15 minute drive)
  • Denver Intl. Airport 220 mi (4 hour drive)

When To Go

February is the best month to visit Aspen for less crowds and great snow. Ski season on Aspen Mountain generally begins in late November during Thanksgiving weekend and goes through late March - sometimes stretching into April. The crowds start flooding in Christmas week and the party continues until the end of January as the town comes alive for the Wintersköl festival and the X Games. But if you’re only there for the mountain, the slopes are deserted during the X Games though it’s still considered peak season for lodging. If you’re a powder hound, the best months to ski or ride Aspen Mountain are December, January and February. That said, March and April are Colorado’s snowiest months, so even if you arrive late in the season there are still freshies to go around – though the snow tends to be a little heavier, turning into compact powder near the tail end of the season. For a good balance of sun, snow and quiet, February is good bet!

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