Aspen Mountain Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 36 Beginner
  • 20 Intermediate
  • 20 Advanced
Aspen Mountain is a large resort located in Aspen, Colorado. To the locals, this mountain is known affectionately as Ajax, and is also the most advanced exclusive of the 4 Aspen mountains. With no beginner slopes, you will find it exhilarating. Eight lifts (6 primary, 2 secondary) take you to some of the best glades, moguls and pitches around. The ... general layout of the mountain has advanced and expert terrain offshoots from a network of intermediate trails. While every lift has an intermediate trail in which to fall back on, this seems to be just an easy way to get to a preferred expert glade or pitch. Aspen Mountain has a great view and dining on its sundeck at the peak. Also look out for the famous outdoor shrines (e.g. of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and Jerry Garcia).

Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass are also accessible with an Aspen lift ticket and worth exploring!
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Aspen Mountain Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Aspen Mountain Operations


Plan to Open 11/24

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 8

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 76

Weekend Hours


Aspen Mountain Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

7,945 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

3,267 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

11,212 ft

Aspen Mountain Ski Pictures and Photos

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Aspen Mountain Trail Map

Aspen Mountain Reviews & Tips (14)

Had an absolutely perfect 6 days the first week of April. Purchased the 4 day and $20 lift and meal voucher, what a deal and the restaurants and selection are great. We spent 2 days at Snowmass and 2 at Buttermilk with perfect conditions and fresh powder on our last day. Nothing but the highest of praise for the staff at both mountains, especially the lift attendants at the botton of W Buttermilk Express and their culinary skills with pancakes and crepes. Aspen is first class with their free transportation system, no need for a car the whole time we were there. We will be back and use Liftopia again
Aspen Mountain review written Apr 17 2015 - 08:15 AM
Allan Intermediate Skier
Had a blast in Aspen. A little trouble getting in - plane couldn't land due to wind and had to bus in from Denver - but after that it was fantastic. Can't go wrong with 4 mountains to choose from. Every meal we ate was the freshest food. Our tip -- stay The Gant in Aspen - the best place hands down! Big condos, outstanding staff. Wife and I are definitely heading back.
Aspen Mountain review written Feb 24 2014 - 10:36 AM
Greg Intermediate Skier
Great mountain-Ajex. I skied it 3 days. Had a major snowstorm over the three days I was here. Some intermediate runs got steep with bumps unexpectedly. Four Mountain Sports hands you your skis at the gate to the gondola and they store overnight. Restaurants in town have less expensive bar menus and they are very good. Overall, a really good trip.
Aspen Mountain review written Feb 01 2014 - 03:14 PM
David Intermediate Skier
Great way to get your tickets
Aspen Mountain review written Jan 21 2014 - 10:49 AM
KyleK Advanced Skier
Purchased the 3 day lift and 3 $20 vouchers for meals. Excellent purchase, but be aware the vouchers are only good during the day! Skiing was bird days at Snowmass and Aspen Highlands with a white out all day snow at Aspen in between. I recommend making use of the ambassador tours to become acquainted on the hill...especially during white out conditions!!! If you are there for multiple days, it is nice to meet new folks who ski at your level!
Aspen Mountain review written Mar 26 2013 - 04:47 PM
Paula Advanced Skier
Rent from Four Mountain Sports and you can store your gear right at the base of any of the 4 resorts for free. They will transfer to whatever resort you want for the next morning, and your gear will be waiting there for you. Excellent for those of us who hate to schlepp!! Also, for an amazing adventure make the hike up the Highlands Bowl. There's a fairly easy way down on the far side of the bowl, if you're intimidated by it's run ratings (Double Diamond). Far side is more like Black into Blue. Well worth every step of the climb!!
Aspen Mountain review written Feb 26 2013 - 08:22 AM
D. Dale Intermediate Snowboarder
Buttermilk is the most open for new skiers. Ventured over to Snowmass. Incredibly scary Blue runs but can be done if you take your time. Most fun and less anxiety for beginners is Buttermilk. Everything is expensive everywhere you go. More for the rich and famous than general public.
Aspen Mountain review written Feb 20 2013 - 09:14 AM
Greg Beginner Skier
Good deal on the lift ticket. I bought the 2-day lift ticket and received two $20 dining vouchers. I ended up only using one because other people in my group got more from buying additional days for their lift tickets and we had too many to use during lunch time. We also were staying in a ski in/out cabin at Snowmass so we ended up popping in for lunch and eating there instead of eating out at the village. Really enjoyed Snowmass especially since we got a day of fresh powder.
Aspen Mountain review written Jan 31 2013 - 12:49 AM
Tiffany Intermediate Snowboarder
Great deal on the lift tickets and meal coupons. Aspen is awesome, tons of variety. The spring conditions were not great but it is still an awesome resort with cool nightlife. Would definitely recommend the liftopia deal.
Aspen Mountain review written Apr 04 2012 - 06:00 AM
Jeff Intermediate Skier
I thought the 3-day lift package and food coupons were a grat deal. Made everything convenient. And I got my equipment at Hamilton Sports across from Ajax's gondola plaza. GREAT SKI SHOP! When in town Campo and Cache Cache are the best restaurants.
Aspen Mountain review written Mar 06 2012 - 08:45 AM
Larry Advanced Skier
If your a beginner, Buttermilk is the spot. Snowmass & Aspen Highlands rock!
Aspen Mountain review written Jan 30 2012 - 06:28 PM
Sam Advanced Snowboarder
So glad Aspen joined Liftopia! Snowmass just rated in top ten resorts! Will be there Jan30-Feb6 praying to the snow gods!
Aspen Mountain review written Nov 02 2011 - 06:32 PM
Eric VW Advanced Snowboarder
Aspen so much fun. If i were to live here i would go there and ski it every day!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aspen Mountain review written Sep 23 2010 - 07:58 PM
scotty Intermediate Skier
Aspen actually surprised me. I didnt expect to like it, but it is a really cool town and the mountain has very sustained vertical drop. Lots of bumps!
Aspen Mountain review written Oct 02 2009 - 06:30 PM
Emily Advanced Skier

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