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Aspen Mountain


(Photo: Jeremy Swanson)

Glade skiing on the Face of Bell. Fast, top-to-bottom laps on a freshly groomed Spar Gulch. Truffle fries at Ajax Tavern. And not- so-hidden powder stashes on the backside found by snowcat-served skiing and riding with Aspen Powder Tours. That’s what makes Aspen the local’s mountain.

Season dates and hours

Aspen Mountain November 28, 2019-April 19, 2019
Snowmass Nov. 28 -April 19, 2020
Aspen Highlands December 7, 2019-April 12, 2020
Buttermilk December 7, 2019 – April 5, 2020

Area (acres)

675 acres

What family-friendly amenities does your resort offer? 

Bundle up and lace those skates up for a little glide around the rink. Aspen Snowmass offers both indoor and outdoor skating facilities for everyone’s enjoyment. The Lewis Ice Arena at the ARC is a state-of-the-art, Olympic-size sheet of ice with full programs for all abilities. The Aspen Ice Garden is located in town at the corner of Hyman and 2nd Street. For outdoor skating the Silver Circle Ice Skating Rink is located across from Rubey Park at the base of Aspen Mountain.

Adult lift ticket prices?


Child lift ticket prices and at what age kids ski free?

$116; kids 6 and under ski free

Is there on-site childcare and if so, what is the starting cost?

Aspen Mountain does not offer childcare but both Buttermilk and Snowmass have exceptional services and there is free transportation to them.

What is the starting cost of ski/ride school? 

Adult group lessons and private children’s ski and snowboard lessons offered on Aspen Mountain. Rates start at $615 for a half-day.

Where can families go for deals on lift tickets/lodging or special promotions?

All mountains

What area (off-mountain) activities would appeal to families for their winter vacation? 

1.) Join a Naturalist at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and enjoy a day out of your ski or snowboard boots. ACES Snowshoe walks and bird-watching can be enjoyed with the entire family. Start at the ACES center or from the top of Aspen or Snowmass Mountains and from the Ashcroft Ski Touring Center.  ACES is open daily and is located in the heart of Aspen on the 25-acre Hallam Lake Nature Preserve. (100 Puppy Smith St Aspen, CO (970) 925-5756)

2.) Relax on the lazy river at the Aspen Recreation Center after you scale the 32-foot climbing wall. The ARC has an array of recreational activities that are sure to keep the whole family entertained. (0861 Maroon Creek Rd Aspen, CO (970) 544-4100)

Distance from Denver

All mountains are roughly 200 miles

601 E. Dean Street
Aspen, CO 81611

*Note: Information and prices are subject to change and most resorts offer discounted rates if you purchase online seven days in advance. Many resorts do not publish a set lift ticket price. When compiling our list, we used the date January 12, 2020 as our base to compare prices.