Aspen Snowmass - Explore More than 5,500 Acres of Terrain
Aspen Snowmass is home to some of the most sought-after ski terrain in the country, with more than 5,500 acres of terrain spanning across four unique mountains: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass. All four mountains are accessible under one pass, offering one unforgettable Aspen Snowmass adventure.
New this season, Buttermilk Mountain will unveil its $23 million base area transformation. A new 9,300 square-foot skier services building will serve lift ticket, ski school and rental traffic. The building is fully electric and in line with Aspen Snowmass’ continuing efforts to electrify operations and decarbonize. This will also be home to the renovated Buttermilk Mountain Lodge restaurant and brand new expanded bar and outdoor patio, The Backyard.
In other on-mountain dining news, four fine dining restaurants at Aspen Snowmass received the 2022 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for their extensive, high-quality and well-chosen wine lists: Lynn Britt Cabin, Sam’s and Alpin Room on Snowmass and Cloud Nine on Aspen Highlands. Each restaurant is located on-mountain and exclusively ski-in, ski out, making their elevated menus and wine programs all the more impressive. New this winter, High Alpine on Snowmass is hosting a Bavarian Saturdays series, featuring European classic fare, stein-served beer and festivities on Saturday afternoons. This series is a part of the larger Aspen Snowmass après schedule, including live bands and DJs across all four mountains.
Aspen looks forward to hosting the Audi FIS Ski World Cup March 3-5, 2023. The first World Championships held outside of Europe were hosted by Aspen in 1950, and since then the mountain has been home to more than 100 World Cup races.
The top male skiers in the world will compete on the iconic America’s Downhill course on Aspen Mountain, bringing a global audience to Aspen for the event.
Sustainability is core to Aspen Skiing Company’s values and operations, and the company’s strategy focuses on advocating for environmental policy to drive meaningful, large-scale change. The company has been outspoken in its support of climate legislation, teaming up with industry partners like Protect Our Winters and Alterra to leverage government action.
While lobbying for climate action remains at the forefront, Aspen Skiing Company also continues to do the ground work to model solutions for all-electric buildings and transportation. The Limelight Mammoth Hotel, which broke ground this June, is on track to be the first-ever all electric hotel in the country when it opens in 2024. At the center of the Buttermilk base area redevelopment is an all-electric 9,300 sq. ft. skier services building.
The Hub at Willits, which opened in 2021, is the first modern multi-family all-electric building in Colorado, getting its energy from solar panels and cold climate heat pumps to create a fully carbon-free employee living facility. Even the company’s vehicle fleet is on its way to becoming entirely electric, with the new Ford Lightnings on order and Audi EVs already in use.