Buttermilk, USA

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Eagle County 90mins

Aspen 5mins


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Buttermilk ski holidays

Established in 1945 the American ski resort Buttermilk lies at 2399 metres altitude in the Colorado region of the American Rockies. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3018m the area is snow sure. Over 490 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers ?km of trails, which equates to around 26 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Buttermilk is Denver at a distance of 354km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to April.

SNO-man says

Buttermilk is one of Aspen's four ski areas. Not lift-linked to the other three, it is a short drive from Aspen resort off the road to Snowmass and has a reoputation as a beginners ski area of a very high standard. However it also has little known powder stashes off its black diamond runs - often under used because Buttermilk does not have a toiugh mountain reputation to attract black diamond skiers. The area has also built up a reputastion with boarders, having a 3km (2 mile) long terrain park added in 2000.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
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?%  Intermediate Trails
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?%  Advanced Trails
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?%  Expert Trails
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Resort and Holiday Stats

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)$? - $587
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensNov 2016
Resort ClosesApr 2017
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs34km
total length of Buttermilk trails
Longest Lift-Served Run4.8km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope OrientationN, S, E, W
direction Buttermilk area faces
Top Altitude3018m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude2399m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude2399m
centre of Buttermilk ski resort
Vertical Drop619m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 619m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in Buttermilk

44 pistes and trails means approximately 34km of runs. 9 Buttermilk lifts have capacity to transport 7500 per hour. The longest run in the American ski resort is over 4.8km.

SNO-man says

The mountain has ?% beginner runs or nursery slopes, ?% intermediate, ?% advanced slopes and ?% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Buttermilk

Of the 9 ski lifts, 4 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Buttermilk is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 5 terrain parks and 2 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 100 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.

SNO-man says

Rating for snowboarding gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

Buttermilk Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

30 apres ski bars 100 restaurants 0 bowling 5 night club 3 cinema 1 billiards / pool 0 games room 1 concert 5 indoor swimming 4 outdoor heated pools 80 saunas 80 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 2 outdoor ice skating 5 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 1 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 2 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Art Galleries (45), Back Country Skiing, Ballooning, Concerts, Curling, Nature Tours, Silver Mine Tours by Underground Train, Snowcat Tours, Speed Skiing, Theatre (3) , Wildlife Interpretive Center, (Facilities such as Indoor Swimming Pools in many Hotel.

SNO-man says


Rating for apres ski gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

"Buttermilk" by any other name

The American resort is also known as Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Snowmass, Tiehack and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Buttermilk slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Buttermilk has slopes facing N, S, E, W.

Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Buttermilk

Buttermilk ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Ski and Snowboard Schools of Aspen and has 1000 teachers teaching in Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portugese, Spanish and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? www.skiaspen.com 9251220

Buttermilk for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Buttermilk for intermediates  gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

Buttermilk for expert skiers   gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

Buttermilk for snowboarding  gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Buttermilk

Buttermilk snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Buttermilk: 80km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: ?km     Intermediate XC Trails: ?km   Difficult XC Trails: ?km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 1      Paragliding schools: 1

Snow mobile Rental: 1     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Buttermilk

Buttermilk snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 2 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 1

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 1

Buttermilk non skiing facilities also include Art Galleries (45), Back Country Skiing, Ballooning, Concerts, Curling, Nature Tours, Silver Mine Tours by Underground Train, Snowcat Tours, Speed Skiing, Theatre (3) , Wildlife Interpretive Center, (Facilities such as Indoor Swimming Pools in many Hotel.

Buttermilk reviews, 4.8 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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