We have put together a list of everything you need to know about Aspen Mountain.
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Aspen Mountain Overview
Aspen Mountain is one of the four mountains of Aspen Snowmass, which includes Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, and Buttermilk. It is known for its upscale amenities and vibrant nightlife in the town of Aspen as well as excellent snow conditions and difficult terrain for high intermediate and advanced skiers.
- Beginner runs: 0%
- Intermediate runs: 48%
- Advanced runs: 26%
- Expert runs: 26%
- Total ski runs: 76
- Terrain Parks: 0
- Summit elevation: 11,212 feet
- Skiable area: 675 acres
- Average Snowfall: 300 inches
Aspen Mountain Trail Map
Aspen Mountain Lift Tickets
Aspen Mountain has several types of lift tickets including day lift tickets, season passes, Ikon Pass, and the Mountain Collective Pass. Below is a detailed explanation of the differences between the lift tickets.
Day Lift Ticket
The Aspen Mountain Lift Ticket gives you access to all four mountains at Aspen Snowmass. The lift ticket availability can potentially be limited during busy periods to maintain a good ski experience.
- Cost: Prices start from around $196 for a 1-day Adult ticket (in-resort rate). In general, weekend prices are more expensive than weekday prices.
- Available for purchase: During ski season
Aspen Mountain offers several season pass options to cater to different preferences. These season passes provides access to all four mountains of Aspen Snowmass and are available for purchase pre-ski season.
- Premier Pass: This pass gives you access to all four mountains throughout the ski season plus additional benefits such as a complimentary Ikon Base Pass, Uphill Pass, and Summer Sightseeing lift ticket. It also provides discounts for day lift tickets, lessons, rentals, and more.
- Alpine Pass: This pass gives 1-Day or 2-Day access each week throughout the ski season, with no blackout dates.
- Valley Pass: This pass is only for those with a Colorado driver’s license or state-issued ID from one of the selected areas near Aspen Snowmass. It provides 7-day access throughout the ski season.
You can access Aspen Mountain on 2 types of Ikon Passes. Ikon Passes are available for purchase pre-ski season until around the end of November. Lift reservation is required and can be made using your Ikon account after your pass has been issued. The differences between the passes are highlighted below.
- Ikon Pass gives unlimited access to 15 resorts and up to 7 days each at 40 ski resorts with no blackout dates throughout the ski season. You can access Aspen Mountain (or the other Aspen Snowmass mountains) for a total of 7 days.
- Ikon Base Plus Pass gives unlimited access to 14 ski resorts and up to 5 days each at 41 destinations with some blackout dates. You can access Aspen Mountain (or other Aspen Snowmass mountains) for 5 days in total.
Mountain Collective Pass
The Mountain Collective Pass provides 2-day access each to 24 ski resorts across 5 continents with no blackout dates.
- Mountain Access: 2 days total at Aspen Snowmass including Aspen Mountain. Lift reservations are required so it is recommended to reserve as early as possible
- Additional Benefits: Half-price for additional days at the Collective resorts and lodging deals.
- Ideal for: People who want to ski at multiple ski resorts for a short period.
Aspen Mountain Ski and Snowboard Lessons
Aspen Mountain Ski and Snowboard School offers group clinics and private lessons. The check-in locations are either atop the Silver Queen Gondola or Private Lesson Desk (inside the ticket office).
- Group Clinics: This lesson is for intermediate or advanced skiers and riders to improve their skills with skilled professionals. There is also a Race Clinic (for improving racing abilities) and Women’s Edge Ski Clinic available.
- Private Lessons: This is a personalized skiers or snowboarders lesson of up to 5 people with the option of a half or full day. You get priority lift access, complimentary ski storage, and transportation between mountains. There are also guided experiences to explore Aspen like a local.
Nearest Town to Aspen Mountain
Aspen Mountain is located at the town of Aspen, which is approximately 4 miles from Aspen/ Pitkin County Airport. Aspen also provides easy access to Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk Ski Resort, and Snowmass Ski Resort. The ski town is known for its upscale atmosphere with luxury shopping, fine dining, and high-end hotels.
Aspen Mountain Lodging
Aspen Mountain has plenty of lodging options available in the town of Aspen, including luxury hotels that are ski-in-ski-out or just a short walk to the chairlifts. For more information, visit Aspen ski-in-ski-out lodging.
On Mountain Dining
Aspen Mountain has only 4 on-mountain dining options.
Ajax Tavern is located at the base of the Silver Queen Gondola at The Little Nell. The restaurant serves French & American fare casual fine dining with après cocktail including Bolognese and a double cheeseburger with truffle fries.
Opening hours (subject to change): 11:30 am-10 pm
Element 47 is located at the base of Aspen Mountain inside The Little Nell Hotel. The restaurant serves refined American cuisine including beef, pasta and seasonal produce. Reservation is recommended.
Opening hours (subject to change): 7 am-11 pm, Closed for dinner on Monday & Tuesday
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are there ski packages to Aspen Mountain?
When is the best time to go skiing in Aspen Mountain?
February is the best month to visit Aspen Mountain for less crowds and great snow. It is crowded from Christmas week until the end of January as the town of Aspen comes alive for the Wintersköl festival and the X Games. If you’re a powder hound, the best months to ski or ride Aspen Mountain are December, January, and February.
What amenities are available at Aspen Mountain?
Aspen Mountain has basic amenities at its base village including a parking lot, a few restaurants, a ski school, ski lockers and a free shuttle service around Aspen. There are also plenty of winter activities to do including tubing, alpine coaster and more.
When does Aspen Mountain open?
Aspen Mountain usually opens from late November to mid-April. For historical and estimated opening dates, see Aspen Mountain opening dates.