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.
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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.
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
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.
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
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.